PLAYER PROFILE

James McCabe

  • Age21
  • Born 5 July 2003
  • Birth PlaceIba Zambales, Philippines
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed

On court

  • Coached by his father, Patrick
  • Won 16/u Australian Championships in 2019
  • Peaked at world No.71 in ITF World Junior Tour rankings in October 2021
  • Earned first ATP Tour ranking points in 2021 after reaching two ITF Futures quarterfinals in Tunisia
  • Rose almost 1,000 places in the ATP rankings in 2022, helped by reaching Australian Pro Tour finals in Canberra and Bendigo
  • Reached first ATP Challenger semifinals (Bengaluru, Puerto Vallarta) in 2023, allowing him to crack the top 300.

Off court

  • Tossed the coin at the Australian Open 2013 semifinal clash between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer
  • Set the 10 and under Australian beep test record in 2013 with 12.1
  • Also talented in cricket, swimming and football
  • Male Junior Athlete of the Year finalist at 2021 Australian Tennis Awards.

Year-end ranking history

2023 272
2022 412
2021 1415

James McCabe in the news

Aussie weekly wrap: Resurgent Fourlis among multiple title winners
Jaimee Fourlis in action. Picture: Tennis Australia
8 July, 2024

Jaimee Fourlis returned to form with an impressive title-winning run in singles at an ITF tournament in the Netherlands this week.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Emotional victories and major breakthroughs
An emotional Alex Bolt celebrates qualifying at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: AELTC
1 July, 2024

An incredible run from Alex Bolt in the Wimbledon qualifying competition was among the many highlights for Australian players this week.
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Vukic, Purcell score opening wins in Eastbourne
Aleksandar Vukic (L) and Max Purcell are into the last 16 of the ATP event in Eastbourne. (Getty Images)
25 June, 2024

Australian duo Aleksandar Vukic and Max Purcell have progressed to the second round in Eastbourne, while Rinky Hijikata began with a win in Mallorca.
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McCabe scores major milestone to qualify at ATP event in Eastbourne
James McCabe in action. Picture: Getty Images
24 June, 2024

James McCabe has notched several impressive career-firsts during a successful qualifying campaign at an ATP 250 tournament in Great Britain.
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