Robert Charbel Farah Maksoud is a professional tennis player from Colombia. He is most noted for being ranked World No.1 in doubles. He achieved this on July 15, 2019. As of mid-January 2022, he is still in the Top 10, tied with fellow Colombian tennis player Juan Sebastian Cabal for the 10th spot.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Farah was born on January 20, 1987, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He stands 193 cm tall and his last listed weight is 89 kilograms. He is a right-handed player and he has a two-handed backhand. Coached by Mariano Hood, he has earned prize money of a little more than $4.1 Million.
He started playing tennis when he was 3, encouraged by his father who was a tennis coach. His mother is Lebanese and was once the women’s volleyball captain for Lebanon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. His sister Romy is also played tennis. His wife is Belen Mozo, who is a former LPGA golfer.
He attended the University of Southern California, joining the Trojans. There he played college tennis and won two NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships. When he was a senior, he was ranked No.1 by the NCAA for men’s singles.
Farah turned pro in 2010. He has a consistent doubles partnership with fellow Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal. As of January 15, 2022, the two are tied at the No.10 position in the world double’s ranking. He achieved his highest doubles ranking of No.1 in July 2019.
In 2019, he won the doubles title at Wimbledon and the US Open. He also made it to the finals of the 2018 Australian Open. He has made a number of semi-finals finishes at the French Open, most recently in 2020 and 2021.
In 2011, he represented Colombia at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. He won gold for both the men’s singles and doubles. He and his playing partner Cabal have been awarded the Great Cross of the Order of Merit. The team was also named the ATP Doubles Team of the Year in 2019.
- Career Record: 4–9
- Career titles: 0
- Highest Ranking: No. 163
Notable Grand Slam Singles Results
- Australian Open: Q2 (2011)
- French Open: Q2 (2011, 2012)
- Wimbledon: Q2 (2011, 2012)
- US Open: 1R (2011)
- Career Record: 314–185
- Career Titles: 19
- Highest Ranking: No. 1 (15 July2019)
- Current ranking: No. 10T (15 January2021)
Notable Grand Slam Doubles Results
- Australian Open: F (2018)
- French Open: SF (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- Wimbledon: W (2019)
- US Open: W (2019)
Other Doubles Tournaments
- Tour Finals: SF (2018, 2019)
- Olympic Games: QF (2021)
Notable Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performance
- Australian Open: QF (2019)
- French Open: F (2017)
- Wimbledon: F (2016)
- US Open: SF (2016)