Steve Johnson, Maria Sanchez and Robert Farah are lined up to compete in Flushing Meadows.
ROBERT FARAH - Colombia (1st-time Olympian | 2008 NCAA Doubles Champion | 2009 & 2010 NCAA Team Champion) Colombian native Robert Farah has secured his first trip to the Olympic Games with his qualification in doubles. Farah won two NCAA Team Championships as a Trojan and also won the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship. He finished his USC career ranked as the No. 1 singles player in the nation and the No. 2 doubles duo in the land in the final 2010 ITA rankings. A two-time Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year, he also was named to the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year three times as a Trojan. In his pro career, Farah has paired to great success with countryman Juan Sebastian Cabal in doubles. The duo has won seven titles together, and Farah currently ranks No. 28 in the world in doubles. Most recently, Farah reached the mixed doubles final at Wimbledon -- his 18th Grand Slam appearance since turning pro in 2010.
2009-10: Farah finished the season as the nation's No. 1 singles player and No. 2 in doubles with partner Steve Johnson... An ITA All-American in singles and doubles... Named ITA Player of the Year and an ITA All-Star, he also earned the ITA Regional Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award... Named Pac-12 Singles Player of the Year for the second straight year and earned his third straight selection to the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year... Won the Pac-12 Singles Championship with a win over Stanford's Bradley Klahn in the final... Also claimed the Pac-12 Doubles Championship with Johnson, beating UCLA's Inbar/Meister in the title match... Reached the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals and the NCAA Doubles Round of 16 with Johnson... Was a perfect 5-0 in singles play at the NCAA Tournament to help USC claim the 2010 NCAA Team Championship... Went 38-6 overall in singles, going 22-2 in dual matches... Went 18-1 at the No. 1 singles position and was 4-1 at No. 2... In doubles, went 36-9 overall in doubles, going 31-5 with Johnson... The pair went 16-2 in dual matches at the No. 1 position... Entered the spring ranked No. 14 in the nation in singles and No. 13 in doubles with Steve Johnson... During the fall, was ranked No. 3 in the ITA preseason singles rankings and No. 3 in doubles with Johnson... Went 5-1 in singles and 6-2 in doubles... In fall singles, reached the ITA All-American semifinals and the ITA National Indoors round of 16... Won the ITA Southwest Regionals doubles championship with Johnson and reached ITA National Indoor quarterfinals in fall doubles.
2008-09: Farah ended 2009 ranked No. 5 in the nation in singles and No. 10 in doubles with Steve Johnson... His comeback win over Ohio State's #3 Brian Koniecko at the No. 1 singles position clinched the 2009 NCAA Team Championship for USC... Also clinched the NCAA Round of 16 win over Stanford... Named an ITA All-American in singles and doubles... Selected both 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year and Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year with Johnson, as well as to Pac-10 First Team... Compiled a 31-7 overall record in singles with a 17-3 mark in dual match play at the No. 1 position... The No. 8 seed in NCAA Singles, lost in the First Round... A 5-8 seed in NCAA Doubles with Johnson, reached the Round of 16... Finished with a 35-11 overall record with Johnson in doubles and a 20-6 mark in dual match play at the No. 1 position... Sidelined for six straight dual matches due to injury... Twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team for No. 1 singles and for No. 1 doubles... Won the Sherwood Cup Collegiate Championship, defeating Stanford's Alex Clayton in the final... Reached Pac-10 Tournament semifinals... Entered 2009 ranked No. 7 in the ITA preseason rankings... During the fall, went 4-1 in singles and 7-1 in doubles... Reached the singles semifinals at the ITA All-American... In doubles, reached quarterfinals at the ITA All-American and won the ITA Regionals Doubles Championship with Johnson. 2007-08: Farah was named an ITA All-American in singles and doubles and was selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team... Named the West Region's ITA Player to Watch... Led USC in singles wins with a 35-15 overall record, reaching the finals of the Pac-10 Championships and the Sherwood Collegiate Cup... Went 15-8 at the No. 1 position in dual match singles... Reached the NCAA Singles Round of 16... Finished doubles play on a 26-match winning streak with Kaes Van't Hof, winning the 2008 Pac-10 Doubles Championship and the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship... Went 39-3 overall with Van't Hof, including a perfect 17-0 run at the No. 1 position in dual matches... Finished the year ranked No. 9 in singles and No. 1 in doubles with Van't Hof... During the fall, went 11-4 in singles and 13-3 in doubles... Held a nine-game singles win streak, reaching the final of the ITA All-American to qualify for the ITA National Indoors... Went 2-2 at the National Indoors... Played doubles with Kaes Van't Hof, winning the ITA West Regional championship and reaching the final of the ITA National Indoors... Ranked No. 9 in the ITA preseason rankings.
2006-07: Farah didn't lose a singles match during NCAA Team Championships (4-0) in his first year at USC... Earned Pac-10 Honorable Mention ...Played mostly No. 4 singles, going 20-5 in dual matches and 22-7 overall... In doubles played No. 1 and No. 2 with Kaes Van't Hof, going 17-5 in dual matches and 22-7 overall.... Finished the year ranked No. 47 in doubles with Van't Hof... Reached Pac-10 Tournament Round of 16 in singles and reached the doubles final with Van't Hof.
HIGH SCHOOL: Farah is a 2006 graduate of San Andres Apostol in Cali, Colombia... Was the national champion as an under-12 and under-14... Active in beating Uruguay in the Davis Cup... Was No. 3 in South America playing for Colombia and No. 10 in the world as an under-14.
PERSONAL: Robert Farah was born on Jan. 20, 1987 in Montreal, Canada... Son of Eva and Patrick... Has one sister, Romy, who plays tennis at Miami... Lists Roger Federer as his biggest sports hero and "Lost" as his favorite TV show... Enjoys his friends, movies, restaurants, resting, reading and surfing the internet in his spare time... Is majoring in economics and would like to be a broker in the future.
FARAH's CAREER STATISTICS
S - Overall S - Duals D - Overall D - Duals
Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct.
2007 22 7 .759 20 5 .800 22 7 .759 17 5 .773
2008 35 15 .700 15 8 .652 39 4 .907 17 0 1.000
2009 31 7 .816 17 3 .850 35 11 .761 20 6 .769
2010 38 6 .864 22 2 .917 36 9 .800 21 6 .778
TOTALS 126 35 .783 74 18 .804 132 31 .810 75 17 .815