Łukasz Kubot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Łukasz Kubot
Kubot WM16 (1) (28136044530).jpg
Country (sports)  Poland
Residence Lubin, Poland
Born (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982 (age 36)
Bolesławiec, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$6,553,469
Official website lukasz-kubot.com
Singles
Career record 97–130 (42.73%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 41 (12 April 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2010)
French Open 3R (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon QF (2013)
US Open 3R (2006)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 314–213 (59.58%)
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 1 (8 January 2018)
Current ranking No. 9 (16 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2014)
French Open SF (2016)
Wimbledon W (2017)
US Open QF (2010, 2016)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (2017)
Olympic Games 2R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016, 2017)
French Open QF (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2015, 2016)
US Open SF (2015)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2016)
Last updated on: April 30, 2018.

Łukasz Kubot (Polish pronunciation: [ˈwukaʂ ˈkubɔt];[1] born 16 May 1982) is a Polish professional tennis player. Kubot is a doubles specialist and won the 2014 Australian Open men's doubles title with Robert Lindstedt as well as the 2017 Wimbledon men's doubles title with Marcelo Melo. On January 8, 2018 he achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 1. He has also had success in singles, achieving a career-high singles ranking of World No. 41 in April 2010 and reaching the quarterfinals of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. In 2013 he was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit by Polish President Bronisław Komorowski.[2]

Career[edit]

2007–2009[edit]

In 2007 Kubot's two main-draw wins came in Davis Cup ties. In 2008 Kubot did not play a single main-draw match.

Kubot started 2009 by competing in the qualifying rounds of Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Australian Open, but he fell in the final round. He then qualified for the Brasil Open, where he recorded his first main-draw win in over one and a half year against Daniel Gimeno-Traver, but lost in the following round to Thomaz Bellucci. He then continued to play in qualifying, but failed to qualify. However, in the 2009 Serbia Open, he fell in the final round of the qualifying draw, but was granted a Lucky Loser spot after Steve Darcis withdrew due a shoulder injury. He defeated Arsenije Zlatanović, Igor Andreev, Kristof Vliegen, and an upset victory over second seed Ivo Karlović. He then lost in straight sets against World No. 3 and top seed Novak Djokovic, in his first final. He became the first Pole to reach an ATP final in 26 years (since Wojciech Fibak in 1983). He also reached the doubles final at the same event partnering Oliver Marach, which he won.

At Roland Garros, he qualified, but lost to Viktor Troicki in the first round, in just around 4 hours. His next main-draw appearance came in MercedesCup in Stuttgart, where he recorded wins over Pablo Andújar and Philipp Kohlschreiber, but lost to Nicolas Kiefer in the quarterfinals. He then qualified in Cincinnati, but lost to José Acasuso, in the first round. In Beijing, he recorded the biggest win of his career by upsetting Andy Roddick in the very first round, but lost to Ivan Ljubičić the following round. He then lost in the first rounds of Shanghai and Vienna. In the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters, he defeated Andreas Beck, but lost to Marin Čilić, after qualifying.

In doubles, he won the 2009 Grand Prix Hassan II, the 2009 Serbia Open, and the 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, all with his regular doubles partner Oliver Marach. They also reached the semifinals of the 2009 Australian Open, losing to Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles. They were able to qualify in the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals, falling in the round-robin stage despite winning two matches over the teams of Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram, and Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes, only losing to Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

2010[edit]

Łukasz Kubot can-can dancing

Kubot started his 2010 campaign in Doha, where he reached the quarterfinals, losing to Viktor Troicki, after recording straight-set wins over Karim Maamoun and Sergiy Stakhovsky. He then played in the Australian Open, where he reached his first fourth round in a Grand Slam tournament. He earned this spot by defeating Mischa Zverev, and Santiago Giraldo, and through the withdrawal of 20th seed Mikhail Youzhny. He was defeated by Novak Djokovic. In the Movistar Open, he lost to Marcel Granollers, after defeating Horacio Zeballos. In the 2010 Brasil Open, he reached the final, his second of his career. He earned that by defeating Óscar Hernández, Albert Montañés, and Fabio Fognini, in straight sets. He came back against fourth seed Igor Andreev in the semifinals. In the final, he lost to top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, failing to hold serve in the whole match.

He then suffered early losses in his next three tournaments to credible players in the 2010 Copa Telmex, losing to Juan Mónaco, in the 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel to Fernando Verdasco, and the 2010 BNP Paribas Open to David Nalbandian. He then regained form, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II, losing to Potito Starace. However, he lost in the first round of the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to Viktor Troicki.

2011[edit]

Łukasz Kubot in 2013

At the 2011 French Open, Kubot was down two sets to none in his first-round match against 11th seed Nicolás Almagro. Kubot stormed back and won the match in five sets. He progressed to the third round, before he was ousted. He earned the nickname "Lukasz the Lionhearted" for his aggressive style of play.

He then qualified for the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and advanced to the fourth round, defeating Arnaud Clément in five sets, Ivo Karlović in straight sets, and Gaël Monfils in four sets. In the fourth round, he led Feliciano López by two sets to love and had two match points in the third set tiebreak, but eventually lost in five sets.

2012: Stuttgart Open doubles title[edit]

Kubot made the quarterfinals in Memphis, before losing to Benjamin Becker. He also made the quarterfinals in Bucharest, only to meet and lose to Gilles Simon.

He made the third round of the French Open, losing to Belgian David Goffin.

He made the quarterfinals in Gstaad, where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov. At Winston-Salem, he made the third round, only to lose again to Goffin.

In doubles, he made three finals, including the Masters 1000 event in Rome, partnering Janko Tipsarević. He won the tournament in Stuttgart, partnering Jérémy Chardy.

2013: Wimbledon quarterfinal[edit]

Łukasz Kubot in 2013

Ranked no. 130 in the world, Kubot reached the quarterfinals of 2013 Wimbledon Championships. He beat Igor Andreev in the first round before getting a walkover after second round opponent (and conqueror of Rafael Nadal in the first round) Steve Darcis withdrew through injury. He then beat Benoît Paire and Adrian Mannarino before losing in a historic all-Polish slam quarterfinal against Jerzy Janowicz.

2014: Australian Open doubles title[edit]

In January Kubot and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt won the Australian Open men's doubles title. The pair had played just two tennis tournaments together, losing in the first round of both, before entering the Australian Open. In the final they defeated American Eric Butorac and South African Raven Klaasen, who had knocked out top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan. Lindstedt said he had been slated to play with Jurgen Melzer, but the Austrian withdrew with injury before the tournament. "I had to scramble up a partner in December and I'm thankful that Kubot said yes," stated Lindstedt.[3]

2016: Third Vienna Open doubles title and race to Rio[edit]

Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, 2016 Vienna Open Champions

In August Kubot participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Partnered with Marcin Matkowski, he defeated Indian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna. Subsequently, Kubot and Matkowski lost to the eighth seeded Spanish pair of Roberto Bautista Agut and David Ferrer in the second round.[4] Kubot also participated in the mixed doubles, where he was partnered with the 2015 WTA Finals winner, Agnieszka Radwańska. Radwanska and Kubot lost to the Romanian pair of Irina Camelia Begu and Horia Tecau in the first round. In October, Kubot partnered with Marcelo Melo defeated Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin to win the Vienna Open Doubles Title for the third time in his career.

2017: Wimbledon doubles title and year-end No. 1 ATP doubles ranking[edit]

Łukasz Kubot with Marcelo Melo at the Citi Open in 2017

In March Kubot with his doubles partner Marcelo Melo reached the doubles final at Indian Wells Masters. Eighth seeded Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals after breezing past tricky wild card duo, Nick Kyrgios and Nenad Zimonjić. The Polish-Brazilian pair then defeated fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares to reach the final against the 6th seeds, South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his American doubles partner, Rajeev Ram.[5] At the 2017 Miami Open Kubot and Melo dropped only three sets en route to the final, defeating Marcus Daniell & Marcelo Demoliner, Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău, Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares in QF and Daniel Nestor & Brian Baker in SF to reach their second straight ATP Masters 1000 final.[6] The sixth-seeded Kubot and Melo defeated American duo Nick Monroe and Jack Sock in straight sets. They made it all the way together at an ATP event for the first time this season. It was their first ever Masters 1000 title won as a team as well. Kubot and Melo have continued their streak of claiming at least one ATP doubles title together in a season for the third straight year. They're back-to-back Vienna doubles champions, having won the tournament together in 2015 and 2016.[7] Miami Open was their 11th career tournament together, with a current overall 22-8 record and 12-6 record in 2017.

In April Kubot and Melo reached the quarter-finals at the Monte-Carlo Masters, the season's third Masters 1000 tournament. The following month they reached their third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final of the season after they defeated seventh seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers at the Mutua Madrid Open (tennis).[8] In the Mutua Madrid Open final they defeated French duo consisting of Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin to win their second Masters 1000 doubles title this season.[9] Seeded fourth at the French Open Kubot and Melo overcame a first round challenge from Julien Benneteau and Jeremy Chardy to advance to the second round. In the 2nd round they lost to Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus.[10]

Kubot and Melo continued their outstanding season by taking the doubles title at the Ricoh Open, living up to their top seed status in 's-Hertogenbosch by defeating second seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram. “We’ve had a really good year. It’s another title for us, so we’re very happy with the way we’re playing,” said Kubot.[11] As top seeds Kubot and Melo continued their dominance on grass courts by taking the doubles title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, outlasting brothers Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev. Their victory in Halle also further extended their lead in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London.[12] They stayed perfect on the grass courts, ousting top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the Wimbledon semi-finals. In the Wimbledon final, the fourth seeds defeated 16th seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic.[13] The final lasted a marathon 4 hours 41 minutes and was only the fourth Wimbledon men's doubles final to go to five sets in the last 20 years.[14]

In November Kubot and Melo won the men’s doubles title at the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The pair beat Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers in the final. The Polish-Brazilian duo made the final after easing past Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the semifinal and Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in the quarterfinals. The Paris victory marks Kubot and Melo’s sixth title of the season, after wins at Wimbledon, Miami, Madrid, Halle and s'Hertogenbosch. Following the Paris Masters Kubot officially moved up to world No. 2 in the Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) doubles rankings.

At the Nitto ATP Finals top seeds Kubot and Melo outclassed No. 7 seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers to clinch year-end No. 1 ATP doubles ranking. "This year has been amazing for me and Lukas, the first year we're playing together. Finishing as the No. 1 team in the world for me, it means a lot", Melo said, "We achieved this as a team. I'm very proud".[15] They also defeated four-time former season finale champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan[16] and subsequently qualified for the semi-finals.[17] In the semifinal they knocked out eighth seed Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus for a place in the title match. In the final Kubot and Melo, who were 49-17 for the season, fell to second seeds and defending champions Henri Kontinen and John Peers.[18]

2018 No. 1 in the ATP doubles rankings, tied with Marcelo Melo[edit]

At the start of the season top-seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo defeated Jan-Lennard Struff and Viktor Troicki to capture the Sydney International men's doubles title.[19]

Following Sydney Kubot attained No. 1 in the ATP Doubles Rankings, and has become the 51st player since 1976 to reach the pinnacle of the sport. "It’s great for Poland," said Kubot. "I’m happy that I’m one of the ambassadors for tennis in my country, putting Polish tennis on the map of the world. I’m grateful to Wojtek Fibak, who was No. 2 in doubles (1979) and Top 10 in singles (1977). He gave me a lot of advice from his experience, and motivation".[20]

Top seeds Kubot and Melo advanced to the Australian Open quarter-finals after coming from a set down to beat 16th seeds Rajeev Ram and Divij Sharan. Unbeaten in 2018, they lost to Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff in the quarterfinal.[21]

In Halle, Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot—who went undefeated on grass last year—defended their title, beating Alexander and Mischa Zverev in the final. It was Melo and Kubot’s first title victory since January in Sydney. At Wimbledon, seeded second, Kubot and Melo lost to Jonathan Erlich and Marcin Matkowski in the second round.

Fifth seeds Kubot and Melo advanced to the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open for the second year in a row, beating Rogers Cup finalists Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus. The Polish-Brazilian duo avenged a loss they suffered against the same team one week ago in Toronto. In the quarterfinal Kubot and Melo lost to fourth seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, who triumphed in Acapulco and Washington, D.C. earlier this season. It was the first Head2Head meeting between the two teams this year[22].

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt United States Eric Butorac
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2017 Wimbledon Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavić
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 13–11

Year-End Championships[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2017 ATP Finals, London Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2012 Rome Clay Serbia Janko Tipsarević Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2017 Indian Wells Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6 (7–1) , 4–6, [8–10]
Winner 2017 Miami Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo United States Nicholas Monroe
United States Jack Sock
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2017 Madrid Clay Brazil Marcelo Melo France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2017 Shanghai Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2017 Paris Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [10–6]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2009 Serbia Open, Serbia 250 Series Clay Serbia Novak Djokovic 3–6, 6–7(0–7)
Loss 0–2 Feb 2010 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 1–6, 0–6

Doubles: 36 (22 titles, 14 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–1)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6–4)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (11–6)
Titles by surface
Hard (8-6)
Clay (9–7)
Grass (5–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (17–12)
Indoor (5–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2007 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco International Clay Austria Oliver Marach Australia Jordan Kerr
Czech Republic David Škoch
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [4–10]
Loss 0–2 Oct 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Hard (i) Croatia Lovro Zovko France Sébastien Grosjean
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Mar 2009 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Win 1–3 Apr 2009 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco (2) 250 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [10–6]
Win 2–3 May 2009 Serbia Open, Serbia 250 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Win 3–3 Nov 2009 Vienna Open, Austria 250 Series Hard (i) Austria Oliver Marach Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
2–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Win 4–3 Feb 2010 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Italy Potito Starace
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 6–0
Loss 4–4 Feb 2010 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain Marcel Granollers
5–7, 4–6
Win 5–4 Feb 2010 Mexican Open, Mexico (2) 500 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Italy Fabio Fognini
Italy Potito Starace
6–0, 6–0
Win 6–4 Sep 2010 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–2, 5–7, [13–11]
Loss 6–5 Feb 2011 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Brazil Bruno Soares
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 6–6 Apr 2012 Romanian Open, Romania (2) 250 Series Clay France Jérémy Chardy Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–7(2–7), 3–6
Loss 6–7 May 2012 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay Serbia Janko Tipsarević Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
3–6, 2–6
Win 7–7 Jul 2012 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay France Jérémy Chardy Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Brazil André Sá
6–1, 6–3
Win 8–7 Feb 2013 Mexican Open, Mexico (3) 500 Series Clay Spain David Marrero Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
7–5, 6–2
Win 9–7 Jan 2014 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt United States Eric Butorac
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6–3, 6–3
Win 10–7 Jun 2015 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass Croatia Ivo Karlović France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–2, 7–6(11–9)
Win 11–7 Jul 2015 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay France Jérémy Chardy Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6–7(6–8), 6–3, [10–8]
Win 12–7 Sep 2015 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Édouard Roger-Vasselin France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
2–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Win 13–7 Oct 2015 Vienna Open, Austria (2) 500 Series Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–6]
Loss 13–8 May 2016 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay Poland Marcin Matkowski United States Eric Butorac
United States Scott Lipsky
4–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 13–9 Jun 2016 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass Austria Alexander Peya South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
6–7(5–7), 2–6
Loss 13–10 Jul 2016 Washington Open, US 500 Series Hard Austria Alexander Peya Canada Daniel Nestor
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)
Win 14–10 Oct 2016 Vienna Open, Austria (3) 500 Series Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
Loss 14–11 Mar 2017 Indian Wells Masters, US Masters 1000 Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [8–10]
Win 15–11 Apr 2017 Miami Open, US Masters 1000 Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo United States Nicholas Monroe
United States Jack Sock
7–5, 6–3
Win 16–11 May 2017 Madrid Open, Spain Masters 1000 Clay Brazil Marcelo Melo France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 6–3
Win 17–11 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands (2) 250 Series Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
6–3, 6–4
Win 18–11 Jun 2017 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo Germany Alexander Zverev
Germany Mischa Zverev
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 19–11 Jul 2017 Wimbledon, UK Grand Slam Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavić
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 13–11
Loss 19–12 Aug 2017 Washington Open, US (2) 500 Series Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
6–7(5-7), 4-6
Loss 19–13 Oct 2017 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6
Win 20–13 Nov 2017 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [10–6]
Loss 20–14 Nov 2017 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
4–6, 2–6
Win 21–14 Jan 2018 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
Serbia Viktor Troicki
6–3, 6–4
Win 22–14 Jun 2018 Halle Open, Germany (2) 500 Series Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo Germany Alexander Zverev
Germany Mischa Zverev
7–6(7–1), 6–4

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q1 A Q3 A Q3 4R* 2R 1R 1R 1R Q3 A 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A A A A Q2 Q1 Q1 A 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R A A 0 / 6 5–6
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 4R 2R QF 3R A A 0 / 5 10–5
US Open A A A A Q2 3R Q3 A Q2 1R A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 6–3 3–4 4–4 2–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 20 20–20
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2
Year-end ranking 427 440 371 219 142 125 222 209 101 70 57 74 72 168 471 908

* At the 2010 Australian Open, Kubot's third-round match was a walkover

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R A SF 3R QF 1R 3R W 2R 2R 3R QF 1 / 11 26–10
French Open A A A A A A 3R 1R 2R QF 1R 2R 1R QF 3R SF 2R 0 / 11 17–11
Wimbledon A A A 2R Q1 2R 2R 2R QF 1R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 1R W 1 / 12 18–11
US Open A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R QF A 2R 1R A 2R QF 2R 0 / 9 8–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 5–4 1–2 8–4 8–4 3–3 2–3 4–4 10–2 6–4 7–4 10–3 3–1 2 / 43 69–41
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR RR Did Not Qualify SF DNQ F 0 / 4 9–6
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A 2R A 2R 1R QF 2R 1R 2R F 0 / 8 10–8
Miami A A A A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R 2R A 1R W 1 / 6 9–5
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A QF QF A 1R 2R A 2R QF 0 / 6 3–6
Madrid NH A A A A A A A A QF 2R A SF 2R A 2R W 1 / 6 8–5
Rome A A A A A A A A A SF QF F A 2R A A QF 0 / 5 8–5
Canada A A A A A A A A QF A A A 1R A A 1R 2R 0 / 4 1–4
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A SF SF A 2R 2R A A 1R SF 0 / 6 8–5
Shanghai Not Held QF SF 1R A A 2R SF 2R F 0 / 7 8–7
Paris A A A A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 2R A A W 1 / 6 5–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 9–7 3–6 7–4 7–7 4–7 2–2 2–7 22–6 0–0 3 / 54 60–50
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 0 3 / 4 3 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 3 1 / 1 1 / 1 4 / 4 1 / 4 6 / 10 1 / 1 21 / 35
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 9–9 16–10 1–2 42–21 38–24 13–21 22–19 19–17 20–18 33–14 36–25 51–21 6–1 310–207
Year-end ranking 448 533 217 137 135 64 45 72 12 10 53 39 37 18 29 24 2 60%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Łukasz Kubot himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sukces w kraju bez trawy. Janowicz, Kubot i Radwanska z Krzyzami Zaslugi" (in Polish). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kubot, Linstedt go from zeroes to heroes to win Aus Open". abc.net.au. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Rio 2016: Leanders Paes-Rohan Bopanna Exit in First Round". news18.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "Kubot/Melo reach Indian Wells semi-finals - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Previewing The Miami Open presented by Itau Doubles Final - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "ATP MIAMI OPEN DOUBLES: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat locals Nick Monroe and Jack Sock". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "Kubot/Melo Remain On Course For Madrid Final - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  9. ^ "ATP MADRID: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo win their second Masters 1000 doubles title this season". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  10. ^ "Bryan Brothers Survive Upset-Filled First Round - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "Melo/Kubot Take Den Bosch Doubles Title - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  12. ^ "Kubot/Melo Stay Unbeaten On Grass With Halle Title - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  13. ^ "Kubot/Melo To Face Pavic/Marach For Wimbledon Title - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  14. ^ "Wimbledon 2017: Lukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo win men's doubles title after marathon final - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  15. ^ "Kubot/Melo Win In London Team Debut; Clinch Year-End No. 1 - Nitto ATP Finals". nittoatpfinals.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  16. ^ "ATP Finals: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo clinch year-end No. 1 ranking". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  17. ^ "Kubot/Melo Produce Masterclass, Qualify For Semi-finals - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  18. ^ "Kubot/Melo Close In On Nitto ATP Finals Crown - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  19. ^ "ATP Sydney: Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo kick off season with title". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  20. ^ "Hard Graft Helps Kubot Rise To No. 1 - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  21. ^ "Melo/Kubot Advance In Melbourne - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  22. ^ http://www.sport.co.uk/news/kubotmelo-avenge-toronto-loss-in-cincinnati/319776/

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
United Kingdom Jamie Murray &
Brazil Bruno Soares
ATP Doubles Team of the Year
(with Brazil Marcelo Melo)

2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
United Kingdom Jamie Murray &
Brazil Bruno Soares
ITF Men's Doubles World Champion
(with Brazil Marcelo Melo)

2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent