PLAYER PROFILE

Jason Kubler

  • Age28
  • Born19 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Queensland
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height179 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachBen Mathias & David Hodge
  • Pro Since2008
“It’s been a long time, it feels good to get one.”

— Jason Kubler, 27 Jan 2020

» Kubler back in winner’s circle

On court

  • Began playing tennis when his father introduced him to the game, aged five.
  • With his powerful build and heavy-hitting playing style, he’s been described as a right-handed version of Rafael Nadal.
  • Led the 2009 Junior Davis Cup team to victory, remaining undefeated in singles and doubles.
  • Davis Cup triumph was part of a 36-match winning streak in 2009 that also reaped five junior ITF titles.
  • Won the Optus 18s Australian Championships in 2009, defeating Ben Mitchell in the final.
  • Made his Grand Slam debut at the 2010 Australian Open.
  • Won his first ITF Futures events in 2011, securing back-to-back titles in Texas and Alabama.
  • Member of the 2012 Australian Institute of Sport Pro Tour Program.
  • Won first ATP Challenger title in Sibiu, Romania in 2014; one of four titles he won that year to finish season ranked No.136.
  • Qualified at Wimbledon in 2018, marking the first time he had won three qualifying rounds to reach a Grand Slam main draw.
  • Cracked ATP top 100 (at No.99) on 20 August 2018 after reaching final of Vancouver Challenger.
  • Players he admires are Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
  • Dream is to win all four Grand Slam titles and to be world No.1.
  • Favourite surface is clay.
  • Sidelined during 2019 with wrist injury

Off court

  • Sporting hero is Lance Armstrong.
  • Enjoys hanging out with his mates in his spare time.
  • Good friends with fellow player Ben Mitchell.
  • Hobbies include Rugby League.

Year-end singles ranking history

2021 201
2020 257
2019 264
2018 114
2017 337
2016 1036
2015 547
2014 136
2013 469
2012 324
2011 528
2010 535

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Winnipeg CH

2014 Spain F1 ITF, Netherlands F3 ITF, Italy F24 ITF, Sibiu CH

2013 Italy F4 ITF, Spain F37 ITF, Egypt F36 ITF

2012 U.S.A F4 ITF, Australia F4 ITF

2011 U.S.A F28 ITF, U.S.A F29 ITF

Finals

2019 Winnetka CH

2018 Vancouver CH

2014 Egypt F3 ITF, Spain F2 ITF, Lima CH

2013 Bundaberg F5 ITF

2012 Turkey F25 ITF, Australia F3 ITF, U.S.A F3 ITF, U.S.A F1 ITF, Spain F30 ITF

2010 Australia F3 ITF

Jason Kubler in the news

Local hopes starring in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles competition
Aussie wildcards Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon celebrate their first-round win at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
3 hours ago

Eight Australians, including Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon, have progressed to the second round in the Australian Open 2022 women's doubles competition.
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Kokkinakis and Kyrgios off to a winning start in AO 2022 doubles
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios during their first-round doubles win at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
19 January, 2022

Six Australian players, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios, recorded first-round men's doubles wins today at Australian Open 2022.
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Aussie charge continues on day three at Australian Open 2022
Aleksandar Vukic, Ash Barty and John Millman lead the Australian charge on day three at AO 2022.
19 January, 2022

Aleksandar Vukic, Ash Barty and John Millman are among 29 Australian players in action on day three at Melbourne Park.
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Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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