Jason Kubler

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Jason Kubler
Jason Kubler 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Brisbane, Australia
Born (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 22)
Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $105,844
Singles
Career record 1–2 (33.33% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
1 Challengers, 10 Futures
Highest ranking No. 136 (24 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 189 (24 August 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2010)
French Open Q1 (2015)
Wimbledon Q2 (2015)
US Open Q1 (2015)
Doubles
Career record 0–1 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 446 (29 September 2014)
Current ranking No. 446 (29 September 2014)
Last updated on: 21 February 2015.

Jason Kubler (born 19 May 1993 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is a professional tennis player from Australia.

Junior career[edit]

In 2009 Kubler was a part of the winning Australian junior Davis Cup team with Luke Saville and Joey Swaysland. Following his success at the junior Davis Cup, Kubler won 5 junior titles in a row which saw his junior ranking rise to No. 3 in the world.

Coming into the 2010 Australian Open junior championships Kubler was named by many as a favourite to win his home Grand Slam and make it three from the last four years to be home grown champions.[by whom?] Although Kubler started the tournament well he fell in the third round to fellow Aussie and eventual runner up Sean Berman. Despite being seeded second and first in Roland Garros and Wimbledon junior tournaments respectively, Kubler did not live up to his seeding, crashing in the second and third round of either tournament.

Kubler received a wildcard entry into his first and only junior tournament of 2011 in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Kubler reached the semifinals before falling to local Liam Broady and in doing so recorded his best ever junior result.

As a junior Kubler reached the No. 1 combined world ranking, posting a singles win/loss record of 67-17 (and 42-19 in doubles) in May 2010.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2010)
French Open: 2R (2010)
Wimbledon: SF (2011)
US Open: 1R (2010)

Junior singles titles (6)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Grade A (1)
Grade B (2)
Grade 1-5 (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 14 July 2009 Darwin Hard New Zealand Jordan Kelly-Houston 6–3, 6–4
2. 23 August 2009 Lautoka Hard Australia William Kwok 6–4, 6–1
3. 19 October 2009 Osaka Hard Japan Hiroyasu Ehara 6–0, 4–6, 6–2
4. 26 October 2009 Nanthaburi Hard Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama 7–6(7–3), 6–2
5. 3 November 2009 Jeju-Do Hard Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama 6–2, 6–4
6. 24 May 2010 Charleroi Clay Australia James Duckworth 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4

Professional career[edit]

2008[edit]

Kubler played his first senior tournament in September 2008, of the five Australian future tournaments he entered he was able to qualify for one which resulted in a straight sets first round loss to Marinko Matosevic.

2009[edit]

2009 saw Kubler again enter Australian future events in which some he qualified for and some he was given a wildcard entry to. After much success on the ITF junior circuit Kubler disappointed with a first round loss in all the Australian future main draws he played.

2010[edit]

Kubler in 2010

Kubler began 2010 by entering all the Australian ATP tournaments with the help of wildcards, the events were held in Brisbane, Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne. Kubler lost first round in both Brisbane and Sydney qualifying and was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open by Ivan Ljubičić 6-2 6-1 6-1. After disappointment in his debut on the Grand Slam stage, Kubler entered qualifying for the Burnie Challenger where he was defeated in the final round of qualifying by the eventual champion Bernard Tomic.

Kubler then headed to Europe to play a few Spanish clay court futures event, all resulted in non-qualification. Towards the end of April Kubler successfully gained his first ever ATP points in an Australian futures event held in Ipswich and went on to reach the final of the event, losing to Brydan Klein in straight sets. Following a ranking rise due to his finals performance in an Australian future tournament Kubler received direct entry into a clay Dutch futures tournament in June where he was a surprise semifinalist, beating former top 200 player and number 1 seed Matwe Middelkoop in the quarterfinals 6-2 6-4.

In the lead up to the US open juniors tournament Kubler entered an Italian hard court futures tournament where he was seeded eighth. Kubler reached the semifinals of the tournament falling to the top seed from Italy in straight sets. Following his US Open junior efforts Kubler returned to Europe for a month and a half with the highlight being a semifinal in a Portuguese future tournament before returning to Australia to compete in more futures events.

2011[edit]

After an injury plagued start to the year Kubler won his first futures tournament in Birmingham, Alambama defeating Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-2 in the final in October. Kubler continued his good form into the following week where he recorded back-to-back titles in Niceville, Florida with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Roman Vogeli in the final.

2012[edit]

At the beginning of the year Kubler opted not to enter Australian tournaments being held during January/February and instead chose to enter four consecutive American futures tournaments in Florida. The decision would prove successful for Kubler as he made the final of three out of four tournaments and came out victorious in the last tournament to win his third futures title of his career. Kubler played in Australian futures in March, winning one against John Millman before heading to Europe, where he played three challenger events. His best result being a quarter final loss to Dominik Meffert in the Todi Challenger in September. Following more success on the Futures tour, he reached his career high of #268 on 29 October 2012.

2013[edit]

In 2013, Kubler played only Future tournaments and only on clay, throughout USA, Spain, Great Britain, Australia, Italy and Egypt. He made 4 finals and won 3. He finished 2013 with a ranking of #397.

2014: Top 200[edit]

Kubler again didn't enter the Australian tournaments in January/February, opting to play Egypt and Spain Futures instead. This would prove successful as he entered 6 tournaments, making the final of 3 and winning 1. He then qualified for the main draw of the challenger events in Panama & Colombia and then competed in Savannah & Tallahassee, making the second round in both. In May, he qualified for the ATP World Tour event in Düsseldorf and lost in the second round to Denis Istomin in three sets, however, this was his first career main draw match win on the ATP World Tour level [1] and increased his ranking back into the top 300. in June, Kubler returned to the Futures circuit and defeated the #1 seed Kimmer Coppejans in the final of The Netherlands F3 in Breda. This was his 9th futures title. He broke into the top 200 for the first time on 25 August at #197. In September, Kubler made the quarter final of the Biella Challenger and the following week, he won the Sibiu Challenger. [2] This was his first Challenger title. [3] Kubler finished 2014 with an ATP ranking of #140.

2015[edit]

Kubler skipped the Australian leg again, instead playing in the Colombia and Santo Domingo challengers and qualifying rounds of Quito Open before playing in the United States Challengers throughout April; his best result being a quarter-final in Sarasota. In May, Kubler made the second round of Heilbronner Challenger before the French Open, where he lost in round 1 of qualifying to Tim Pütz. In June, Kubler entered the qualifying rounds of Wimbledon, thus his first first competitive appearance on grass in three years. [4] He defeated Rui Machado in straight sets in round 1 but lost in round 2 to Aleksandr Nedovyesov who went on to qualify for the main draw.

Professional Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 21 (11–10)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (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 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures Tour (10–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (11–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)

Challenger and Futures Finals: 11 Titles, 9 Runner-ups[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 2 May 2010 Ipswich, Australia Clay Australia Brydan Klein 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 30 October 2011 Birmingham]], USA Clay Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 6 November 2011 Niceville, USA Clay Czech Republic Roman Vogeli 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 15 January 2012 Plantation, USA Clay United States Jack Sock 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 5. 29 January 2012 Weston, USA Clay United States Brian Baker 5–7, 3–6
Winner 6. 5 February 2012 Palm Coast, USA Clay United States Rhyne Williams 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 25 March 2012 Ipswich, Australia Clay Australia Samuel Groth 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1 April 2012 Bundaberg, Australia Clay Australia John Millman 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 1 July 2012 Izmir, Turkey Clay Italy Lorenzo Giustino 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 30 September 2012 Sevilla, Spain Clay Spain Gerard Granollers-Pujol 0–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 11. 31 March 2013 Bundaberg, Australia Clay Australia James Duckworth 6–7(9–11), 2–6
Winner 12. 20 April 2013 Padova, Italy Clay Spain Jordi Samper-Montaña 6–1, 6–4
Winner 13. 2 November 2013 Madrid, Spain Clay Germany Jean-Marc Werner 7–6(7–5), 6–0
Winner 14. 15 December 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Clay Egypt Sherif Sabri 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 15. 2 February 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Clay Italy Stefano Travaglia 0–6, 0–6
Winner 16. 9 February 2014 Paguera, Spain Clay Germany Peter Heller 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 16 February 2014 Paguera, Spain Clay Spain Oriol Roca Batalla 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 18. 29 June 2014 Breda, The Netherlands Clay Belgium Kimmer Coppejans 6–3, 6–7(8–6), 6–3
Winner 19. 27 July 2014 Fano, Italy Clay Italy Daniele Giorgini 6–1, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 20. 28 September 2014 Sibiu, Romania Clay Moldova Radu Albot 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 21. 23 November 2014 Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Guido Pella 2–6, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/news/2014/05/22/kubler-continues-killer-clay-form
  2. ^ Marc McGowan=publisher=Aceland Tennis (27 September 2014). "Bolt, Kubler reach semi-finals in Napa Valley and Sibiu". Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Marc McGowan (29 September 2014). "Never-say-die Kubler wins first Challenger title in Sibiu". Aceland Tennis. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Shane Jones (23 June 2015). "Wimbledon qualifying: Australian perspective". www.theroar.com.au. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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