Colombian-born professional tennis player Robert Farah, formerly ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles, was born on January 20, 1987.

At the University of Southern California, where he played collegiate tennis from 2006 to 2010, Farah participated as a USC Trojan and won two NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships.

Robert Farah Parents: Meet Eva Maksoud and Patrick Farah
Robert Farah Parents: Meet Eva Maksoud and Patrick Farah

Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal, both two-time Grand Slam champions, won the men’s doubles championships at the US Open and Wimbledon Championships in 2019.

Farah and Anna-Lena Grönefeld also finished second at 2018 Australian Open and reached the mixed doubles finals at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and 2017 French Open.

On July 15, 2019, Farah became the number one doubles player for the first time after claiming victories in 19 doubles matches on the ATP Tour, including two at the Masters 1000 level.

He spent a total of 68 weeks at the top of the doubles rankings, making him the player with the highest-ranking at the end of both 2019 and 2020. Farah has represented Colombia in the Davis Cup since 2010, as well as at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.

Meet Eva Maksoud and Patrick Farah

Robert Farah was born Robert Charbel Farah Maksoud on January 20, 1987, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His parents are Patrick Farah and Eva Maksoud.

As a son, he originates from a Lebanese family. Robert’s mother is a teacher at the French Liceo Paul Valery de Cali, while his father was a tennis player.


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