USC’s Robert Farah Is Headed To Second Olympic Games
A two-time NCAA Team Champion, USC's Robert Farah has also collected two Grand Slam titles as a pro and is now bound for his second Olympic Games. He is also becoming just the second Trojan men's tennis player to play in two Olympics. Not a bad body of work for the Colombian native, who — alongside countryman Juan Sebastian Cabal — are the first Colombians to be ranked No. 1 in the world, qualify for ATP finals, win a Grand Slam and win an ATP Masters 1000 title. In their second trip to the Olympic Games, the pair will be top contenders to medal in Tokyo.
At USC, Farah won two NCAA Team Championships (2009 and 2010) 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.
Trojan great and Colombian doubles dynamo @RobertFarah_ is bound for his second Olympic Games! Almost time for some Tokyo tennis!#FightOn ✌️ #TokyoBound pic.twitter.com/vTAHQVgVQo
— USC Men's Tennis (@USCMensTennis) June 22, 2021
In his pro career, Farah has paired to great success with countryman Cabal. The duo has won 18 titles together, including those two Grand Slam victories in 2019. He currently ranks No. 4 in the world in doubles. At the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Farah and Cabal reached the Second Round.
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will run July 23-August 8.