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Robert Farah

henwal_of_sweden
07-20-2010, 08:35 AM
Robert Farah, look at his impressive first month of professional tennis:

http://vamosrafa.se/Upload/1vamosrafa/farahstats.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/1z4hlzk.jpg

Who is this player? Anyone with more info about his game and his ambitions? Has anyone here seen him play live?

If he continues to perform like this he will be top 100 within a couple of month.

It´s always nice when new players come to the tour with this kind of force like Farah and it´s specially nice that he´s from Colombia!

Action Jackson
07-20-2010, 08:48 AM
He went to uni at the University of Southern California and like Shakira is of Lebanese descent.

Just graduated, 2 hand backhand, tall guy, good kick serve. Needs to get stronger and fitter of course.

http://dailytrojan.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/sports-Farah-by-Eric-Wolfe.jpg

Victor Giraldo
07-23-2010, 01:43 AM
I do not know much, but there are high hopes in this player, hopefully respond.:D

Ad Wim
08-05-2010, 07:37 AM
He still hasn't 'lost' yet this year :o

straitup
08-05-2010, 07:46 AM
Like AJ said, he graduated and played for USC which is a great tennis program here...and he really did jump into the pro tourneys well. He's a good athlete, good serve (not a ton of power but he can win free points), and that backhand is really good...his favorite shot I would say. Robert serve/volleys sometimes and is pretty good at it, we'll have to see how it does against tougher competition. The backhand, as I said, is great and he likes to jump through it and come into the net off it. He's also a good returner, especially off that BH side.

He does like to play in streaks...he'll be solid and then out of nowhere he'll play 10 points in a row and you wonder who this guy is. He looked pretty comfortable out there during the Bogota challenger, and I believe he's playing a challenger or future this week. Best of luck to him :yeah:

Ad Wim
08-05-2010, 11:00 AM
He's playing Campos this week, and he is already through to the QF.

And true, he hasn't really met top 150 guys yet, but he has been very impressive so far. 18-1 and the one loss coming from a retirement.

Ad Wim
08-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Lost to vd Merwe, but keeps on winning afterwards, what a guy...

Action Jackson
08-11-2010, 09:03 AM
Like AJ said, he graduated and played for USC which is a great tennis program here...and he really did jump into the pro tourneys well. He's a good athlete, good serve (not a ton of power but he can win free points), and that backhand is really good...his favorite shot I would say. Robert serve/volleys sometimes and is pretty good at it, we'll have to see how it does against tougher competition. The backhand, as I said, is great and he likes to jump through it and come into the net off it. He's also a good returner, especially off that BH side.

He does like to play in streaks...he'll be solid and then out of nowhere he'll play 10 points in a row and you wonder who this guy is. He looked pretty comfortable out there during the Bogota challenger, and I believe he's playing a challenger or future this week. Best of luck to him :yeah:

Coming from nowhere and will make the US Open qualies, not bad coming back from where he was a few weeks ago. He seems to have a good attitude and the backhand is impressive.

Action Jackson
08-24-2010, 04:04 AM
Farah made the US Open qualies and drew Begemann and the winner of that plays either Ouanna or Jenkins.

straitup
08-24-2010, 04:23 AM
Good luck Robert :rocker2:

Alejax
08-27-2010, 01:18 AM
Robert won his first match on US Open qualies to Andre Begemann for 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 :bounce: :banana:
Next match maybe against Jeremy Ouanna or wild card Jarmere Jenkins... Good Luck Robert :yeah:

http://www.eltiempo.com/deportes/tenis/robert-farah-clasifico-en-el-abierto-de-ee-uu_7881232-1

Alejax
08-28-2010, 01:38 AM
Robert is on qualies final after beating Jeremy Ouanna 6-4 6-2 :bounce: :bigclap:
Next match to get in the US Open against Dusan Lojda

Come on Robert!!!!
Vamos Robert!!!!! :rocker2:

http://www.eltiempo.com/deportes/tenis/robert-farah-avanzo-a-la-final-del-cuadro-clasificatorio-en-el-us-open_7882314-1

malisha
08-28-2010, 01:43 AM
keep it up

Action Jackson
08-28-2010, 01:50 AM
In theory Farah should be able to do well against lefties, as their forehand goes into his strength.

Would be remarkable if he qualified considering where he was ranked in June.

Victor Giraldo
08-28-2010, 04:51 AM
Vamos farah carajo!!!!!!!!!!!

Alejax
08-29-2010, 12:30 AM
Robert lost against Dusan Lojda 7-5, 6-4. :sobbing::hysteric:
Even tough was a good perfomance for his early career
In two and a half months that have just passed, He has risen from 758 to 216 on the ATP ranking :bounce:
Lets hope that for next year he would no need to qualy for this tournament :hug:

Action Jackson
08-29-2010, 02:32 AM
Tough match against Lojda, but good experience for him anyway, hope he continues to progress in the challengers for the rest of the season.

Smoke944
08-29-2010, 03:12 AM
Damn. Had SP in the first, didn't convert and it was downhill from there.

I think what he needs right now more than anything is some good rest. Enormous amount of matches he played in the last couple months and a lot of traveling doesn't help either.

straitup
08-29-2010, 07:20 PM
Damn. Had SP in the first, didn't convert and it was downhill from there.

I think what he needs right now more than anything is some good rest. Enormous amount of matches he played in the last couple months and a lot of traveling doesn't help either.

Yeah he's been all over the place...but it's been a great run this year.

1-up this result at the next slam Robert :)

Alejax
09-05-2010, 02:32 PM
Robert will play against the USA on the world group play offs from the Davis cup this September :woohoo:
HopE I get some pics

Action Jackson
01-01-2011, 10:44 AM
Rob must have had a huge night on New Years, he lost 2 and 0 to Bachinger in the 1st round of qualies in Brisbane.

Action Jackson
01-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Watched Rob play today, had a good win over Go Soeda #8 seed in qualies. The forehand needs work.

colombiantennis
01-13-2011, 06:32 AM
Robert's fh has always been unimpressive but he compensates with a great bh plus he has the huge serve and the awesome volleys

Alejax
01-13-2011, 09:19 PM
Robert won his first match for the Qualies in the AO :bounce::bigclap:
He was about to play against Simon Stadler in Q2R but it was canceled (rain) :rain:
Lets hope the best :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Robbie made the main draw in San Jose, hope he gets a good draw.

Action Jackson
04-23-2011, 01:29 PM
Rob is playing Munich qualies he took out Luczak 7-6 in the 3rd and now plays Tursunov.

Action Jackson
04-24-2011, 12:16 PM
Straight sets win for Rob over Tursunov 7-5 6-2 plays the winner of Knittel or Huta Galung for a place in the main draw.

alfonsojose
04-24-2011, 08:21 PM
He's so hot :drool:

Victor Giraldo
04-24-2011, 10:42 PM
come on jABALI for the main.

Action Jackson
04-25-2011, 12:30 PM
Rob made it to the MD with a 3 set win over Knittel, hope he can get a good draw.

Action Jackson
05-17-2011, 03:17 AM
Rob plays baby Monfils Mina in the 1st round of RG qualies.

Smoke944
05-17-2011, 03:23 AM
Good luck Robert! :cool:

Action Jackson
05-17-2011, 10:25 AM
Farah won 6-4 6-2

Action Jackson
05-18-2011, 03:01 PM
Rob lost badly to Robert 6-1 6-3. Worst of all Robert served at 43% of 1st serves and didn't get broken.

Action Jackson
05-19-2011, 03:10 AM
Seems like Robert was ill throwing up on court.

Action Jackson
08-27-2011, 02:20 AM
Robbie made his first main draw at the US Open, will play Mahut in the 1st round.

Smoke944
09-25-2011, 02:07 AM
Lost in the first round of singles but Rob and J.S. Cabal keep on rolling in doubles challengers. Next up is Aguascalientes challenger.

ojk
10-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Final at Aguascalientes, current ranking: 224.

Action Jackson
11-08-2011, 12:46 AM
Farah had eye surgery today, so hopefully he'll be able to play matches at night now.

tennis2018
03-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Some pix from Delray Beach last month

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=251121&stc=1&d=1333107488

Smoke944
12-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Robert starts his 2013 season in Brisbane qualies against Bogomolov Jr. Good luck.

Smoke944
01-09-2013, 07:51 AM
Plays Munoz-De La Nava in AO qualies, GL

DartMarcus
07-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Did Robert give up on his singles career?