Brian Dabul

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Brian Dabul
Dabul Roland Garros 2009 1.jpg
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 34)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2001
Retired 2012
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $728,653
Career record 15–27
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 82 (9 March 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009)
French Open 1R (2009, 2011)
Wimbledon 1R (2008, 2009)
US Open 1R (2010)
Career record 8–10
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 79 (11 January 2010)

Brian Dabul (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbɾaʝan daˈβul]; born 24 February 1984) is an Argentine retired tennis player. His highest ranking in singles was No. 82 (9 March 2009), and his highest ranking in doubles was No. 79 (11 January 2010).

Early life[edit]

Dabul was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents Jorge and Nora, and is Jewish.[1][2]

Tennis career[edit]


Dabul was an outstanding junior, reaching No. 1 in the world in January 2002 (and No. 5 in doubles).[1]

Professional career[edit]


Dabul's climb in the professional ranks was a slow one, not indicative of his status as a former No. 1 Junior player. He broke into the top-500 in 2003, the top-300 in 2004, but did not crack the top-200 until late in 2007, finishing that year ranked No. 159.


Dabul continued his slow, steady rise in 2008. In March, he reached his career-high in doubles of #88 with some good Challenger results, and then followed that up with a singles Challenger win in San Luis Potosí to reach a career-high in singles of No. 133. Three semi-final appearances in his next 4 Challengers got his ranking to No. 114 by May, but he failed to qualify into the 2008 French Open.

In 2009, he won a 7–5 victory over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in an exhibition match. This match, which took place on the eve of the French Open, occurred when Nadal had a win-loss record of 28–0 at the French Open.

Dabul reached the third round of the 2010 Indian Wells Masters, defeating No. 16 seed Gilles Simon en route and losing to eventual champion Ivan Ljubicic.


Dabul announced his retirement in 2012 due to an injury to his back.[3]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 7 February 2009 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–3, 6–3

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