Chile, Canada, Djokovic: Everything you always wanted to know about Alejandro Tabilo (but never had time to find out) – updated after reaching 2024 Rome semis

Alejandro Tabilo is enjoying a breakout year in 2024. Here are the answers to some questions you may have about the Chilean

Alejandro Tabilo Alejandro Tabilo in Rome (Inside/Panoramic)

Who is Alejandro Tabilo?

Alejandro Tabilo is a professional tennis player from Chile.

What did Alejandro Tabilo achieve in Rome in 2024?

Alejandro Tabilo defeated world No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Rome Masters 1000.

“Just being able to beat Novak today, him being No 1 in the world, it’s surreal right now,” he said afterwards. “Just got to keep working, trying to stay with this momentum, with this confidence, try to finish off the year in top form.”

The Chilean then upset 16th seed Karen Khachanov 7-6, 7-6 and maintained his momentum with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Zheng Zhizhen to move into his first ATP Masters semi-final. He lost his semi-final with Alexander Zverev in three sets and is now projected of breaking into the world’s top 25 for the first time.

Where was Alejandro Tabilo born?

Alejandro Tabilo was born in Toronto to parents Ricardo and Maria, who are both Chilean but met while living in Canada. He explained in Rome: “I was born in Toronto. I moved to to the United States when I was 13. When I was around 18, I moved to Santiago. There basically my whole journey started there with a new team.”

When was Alejandro Tabilo born?

Alejandro Tabilo was born on June 2, 1997.

What languages does Alejandro Tabilo speak?

Alejandro Tabilo speaks English and Spanish, and according to the ATP, he says his English is better than his Spanish, having grown up in English-speaking countries.

How tall is Alejandro Tabilo?

Alejandro Tabilo is 6’2″, or 188cm.

Who is Alejandro Tabilo’s coach?

Alejandro Tabilo was coached by Guillermo Gomez for around 10 years. Tabilo revealed in Rome that the pair had split up just a few weeks ago.

How much does Alejandro Tabilo know about Chilean tennis history?

Alejandro Tabilo grew up watching Chilean tennis stars on YouTube. He told reporters in Rome: “They were very, very important with my family. I remember always from a young age watching Massu, Gonzalez, my dad showing me YouTube videos of Rios. It helped me from a young age.

“Now when I started living in Chile, got to know better Gonzalez and Massu, they’ve always been very helpful, always been there watching my matches, giving me tips, especially Massu who is Davis Cup captain. He’s always very into watching us and how we’re developing.”

What is Alejandro Tabilo’s career-high ranking?

Tabilo achieved a career-high ranking of world No 32 after reaching the final of Santiago in May 2024, but he will rise higher following the conclusion of Rome. After reaching the semi-finals, he is projected to break into the top 25 next week.

“This year I’ve been climbing the rankings. I’ve been playing with these higher-ranked players, the top 10s, top 20s. Been struggling there a little bit trying to get a win,” he admitted after beating Djokovic.

Who is Tabilo’s idol?

The Chilean looked up to fellow southpaw Rafael Nadal growing up.

How many career titles has Alejandro Tabilo won?

Alejandro Tabilo has won one title on the ATP tour, in Auckland in 2024.

He has also reached two finals, one in Santiago in 2024, and one in Cordoba, in 2022.

How much prize money has Tabilo won in his career?

As of May 6, 2024, Tabilo had won $1,811,762 in career prize money. You can find his updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.

Is Tabilo on social media?

The Chilean is active on Instagram, where he has more than 96,100 followers as of May 17, 2024.

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