PLAYER PROFILE

Jason Kubler

  • Age31
  • 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
  • Enjoyed a career-best Grand Slam run at Wimbledon 2022, reaching the fourth round as a qualifier
  • Made Davis Cup debut in September 2022, becoming the 114th player to represent Australia in the competition
  • Scored two top-40 singles wins representing Australia at the inaugural United Cup
  • Won the Australian Open 2023 men’s doubles title alongside Rinky Hijikata as wildcards; Kubler was ranked No.163 at the time and making only his third Grand Slam doubles appearance.

Off court

  • 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

2023 102
2022 109
2021 201
2020 257
2019 264
2018 114
2017 337
2016 1036
2015 547
2014 136
2013 469
2012 324
2011 528
2010 535

Jason Kubler in the news

Jason Kubler’s childhood tennis court renamed in his honour
Jason Kubler unveils the 'Kubler Tennis Court' with his family in Mango Hill.
7 May, 2024

Former world No.1 junior and Australian Open doubles champion Jason Kubler has been recognised in his home town in Queensland.
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Aussie wildcards eliminate fourth seeds at Australian Open 2024
Marc Polmans and Olivia Gadecki at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Getty Images
20 January, 2024

Marc Polmans and Olivia Gadecki saved two match points in a thrilling first-round mixed doubles win at Australian Open 2024.
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Aussies ready for Super Saturday at Australian Open 2024
Daria Saville, Rinky Hijikata, Storm Hunter and Jordan Thompson are all in action on day seven at Australian Open 2024.
19 January, 2024

Daria Saville, Rinky Hijikata, Storm Hunter and Jordan Thompson are among 20 Aussies players scheduled to compete on day seven at Australian Open 2024.
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Hijikata and Kubler back to winning ways at Australian Open 2024
Rinky Hijikata at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Tennis Australia
19 January, 2024

Reigning champions Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler charge into the second round of the Australian Open 2024 men's doubles competition.
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