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Fares Zakaria - ATP ranked Tennis Player


I am Fares Zakaria, a dedicated professional tennis player from Egypt.
Presently, I hold the rank of 950 on the ATP ranking, and I proudly stand as the 3rd player in Egypt according to the ATP Ranking.
My journey in representing Egypt in prestigious events includes participating in three Davis Cup ties, a testament to my commitment to my country\\\\\\\’s tennis excellence.

Moreover, I am honored to announce my selection to join the esteemed Egyptian team set to compete in the All African Games of 2024 in Ghana.

In February 2024, my dedication bore fruit as I reached my first final in the Futures $15,000 tournament held in Sharm El Sheikh. This milestone marks a significant step forward in my career.

Date of birth: 13/05/2001
Hand Used: Right Hand
Height: 186 CM
Racket: Babolat Pure Aero
Clothing: None
Shoes: None
Any Sponsors: None
Favourite Player: Monfils
Career Aspirations: Top 100 player
Favourite Tournament: Australian Open
Best Surface: Hard
Best Win: Sasikumar Mukund
Goals for the coming year: Top 600ATP

Education & Rankings

I have a marketing degree back home where I studied for 4 years whilst playing as well. As for my current ranking, I just achieved  950 in ATP singles last week as my career high until now and as for doubles I have a career high of 997.

Playing experience
  1. I am a professional tennis player currently on the futures tour competing.
  2. I participated in Junior Davis Cup with the year older from me.
  3. I have been in 3 davis cup ties already with my country
  4. I just got my first runner up last week in M15 singles.
  5. 25k doubles semifinalist
  6. I won a total of 6 Junior events ( Singles and doubles )

About you

My goal is to be a top 100 player at some point during my career and keep on improving on being a better version of myself

I learned tennis in Saudi Arabia and I like to play billiard. I won 3 ITF junior titles and started my pro tour early and had good results from my first tournaments. I decided to follow my dream after I finished my junior career. I come from an athletic family where all of us played tennis but I pursued it as my career. I started getting good around 13/14 years old when I started winning local tournaments in Egypt. That’s when I decided to play ITF and travel to Lebanon then Jordan, where I won my first ITF tournament. I tried finishing my junior career top 100 but towards the end of it I face some mental problems that made my career high 220. I decided to follow through and continue the dream with the pro circuit and see where it takes me.

Apart from tennis I am an active guy more or less. I like to have fun with my friends playing billiard or darts and just enjoy a good meal out, preferably a steak one. I have four brothers who all play sports competitively so we all know how the lifestyle is of finding the right balance between fun and work. I would say I am close to my mom, we talk on a daily basis about our dogs and about pretty much anything but tennis so that keeps our relationship as good as it can get.

Current and Previous Coach, Club & Academies

My coach at the moment is Karim Maamoun and my club home is AL AHLY.

Previously I was coached by a local coach in Egypt where he helped learn my skills and improve when I was a junior but then I needed to move on to learn more than just tennis skills.

I went to IMG Academy when I was young for 2 weeks of practice before.


Fares is a hardworking person. He has a high ambition to reach his full potential by his dedication and hard work and trying to be consistent in his performance.

Mohamed Safwat


His determination is something to admire and I think he has great potential to break new grounds for himself

Karim Maamoun