Spanish tennis is always producing talented players who solidify themselves in the world’s top 100. Here we take a look at Carlos Taberner, including who his parents are.
The 24-year-old reached a career-high ranking of world number 93 in the ATP Rankings in October 2021.
The man who was born in Valencia won all three of his career Challenger titles following the tour’s resumption after the enforced break due to Covid-19, in August 2020.
Taberner earned first ATP tour-level win on his debut at 2018 Montpellier event as a qualifier, and made his maiden ATP quarter-final appearance at the 2021 Nur-Sultan event, in Kazakhstan, where he was eventually beaten by home favourite Alexander Bublik.
The right-hander dropped six games in six sets to qualify for second time at French Open in 2021. He broke into the world’s top 200 at the age of 20, in 2017, after advancing to back-to-back Challenger finals at Banja Luka and Sibiu.
Taberner showcased his big match pedigree on the ITF Junior Circuit, where he earned clay-court wins over future Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz.
After beating rising star Lorenzo Musetti en-route to qualifying for the ATP Masters 1000 Madrid event, Taberner pushed Fabio Fognini to three sets.
Following a semi-final loss in the Verona Challenger event against NextGen star Holger Rune, Taberner lost a five-set epic in the US Open first round against Botic van de Zandschulp, after being two-sets to love in-front.
Taberner won his fourth Challenger title via walkover due to former French Open semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato having to pull out of the championship match at Losinj, Croatia.
Who are Carlos Taberner’s parents?
Taberner began playing tennis at the age of eight. His father, Juan, is a businessman and his mother, Alicia, is a tax advisor (ATP). His current coach is former player Marcos Esparcia.
His favourite surface is clay and his idol growing up was former Grand Slam finalist and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.
After breaking into the world’s top 100 in 2021, Taberner will no doubt be targeting consistency and making further headway up the rankings ladder in 2022.