Steve Johnson, Maria Sanchez and Robert Farah are lined up to compete in Flushing Meadows.
THIS SEASON: Robert Farah enters his fourth season at USC 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
TOTALS 88 29 .752 52 16 .765 96 22 .814 54 11 .831