Lukasz Kubot life and biography

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Lukasz Kubot biography

Date of birth : 1982-05-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bolesławiec, Poland
Nationality : Polish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-06-02
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Australian Open

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Lukasz Kubot is a professional male tennis player from Poland. Kubot reached his highest singles ranking of World No. 41 on April 12, 2010.

CAREER:

Doubles Titles
2010: Bucharest, Acapulco, Santiago
2009: Vienna, Belgrade, Casablanca

2010:
Kubot started his 2010 campaign in Doha, where he reached to quarterfinals and he lost to Viktor Troicki 6-4, 4-6, 6-7(1), after recording straight set wins over Karim Maamoun and Sergiy Stakhovsky. He then played in the Australian Open were he reached his first 4th round in a Grand Slam tournament. He earned this spot by defeating Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 and Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 and through the withdrawal of 20th seed Mikhail Youzhny. He was defeated by Novak Djokovic 1-6, 2-6, 5-7. In Movistar Open he lost to Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-2 after defeating Horacio Zeballos 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. In 2010 Brasil Open he reached to the final, his second of his career. He earned that by defeating Óscar Hernández, Albert Montañés and Fabio Fognini, respectively in straight sets. And came back against 4th seed Igor Andreev 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals. In the final he lost to top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1, 6-0 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 6-4, 7-6(1), in the 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel to Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3 and the 2010 BNP Paribas Open to David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-2. He then regained form by reaching the Quarterfinals of the 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II losing to Potito Starace 6-1, 6-0. However he lost in the first round of the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to Viktor Troicki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

PERSONAL:
Began playing at age nine
Father, Janusz, is a soccer coach; mother, Dorota
Has a younger sister, Paulina, who is studying physiotherapy
Strengths of game are serve, return and forehand and favorite surfaces are clay and slow hard courts
His best junior Grand Slam result was QF at Wimbledon in singles and doubles in 2000
Players he admired growing up were Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Stefan Edberg and Jonas Bjorkman
Future goals are to rank in Top 30 in singles and establish himself in Top 10 in doubles
Considers some of best moments of his career so far: reaching singles final in Belgrade in 2009, 3rd round at US Open in 2006, beating No. 6 Andy Roddick in Beijing in 2009 and winning doubles titles in Casablanca, Belgrade and Vienna in 2009
Member of Polish Davis Cup team and has a 19-5 career record (15-5 in singles) in 15 ties.

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