Sebastian Baez: Bio, Net Worth, Career & Family

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Sebastian Baez, an Argentine tennis player, looks forward to Grand Slam titles after his ATP Tour debut in 2021. Starting the 2020 tour outside of the Top 300, he ranked a career-high #32 in the ATP Singles ranking on August 1, 2022.

On March 12, 2018, Sebastian ascended to the #1 spot in the combined ITF junior rankings.

The gold medalist in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, Baez records one ATP win (Estoril Open 2022) and six ATP challenger singles, with a career overall of 29-33 singles & 0-6 doubles.

Moreover, the Buenos Aires-born has five ITF titles out of seven appearances, including one in his home court.

Sebastián Báez, A Tennis Player From Argentina
Sebastián Báez, A Tennis Player From Argentina (Source: Instagram)

Thanks to his impressive accomplishments, Sebastian earned a spot at the 2021 ATP Next Gen Finals when Jenson Brooksby withdrew due to an injury.

The tennis star saw his way to the semi-finals before losing to Carlos Alcaraz, considered #1 in ATP Singles (ranked in November 2022).

Throughout his career, Baez made career earnings of $1,247,486- thanks to his ATP tours & Grand Slam appearances (though yet to win one).

Keeping on reading to know more about Sebastian Baez- his career achievements, prize money, and family.

Sebastian Baez | Quick Facts

Full Name Sebastian Baez
Nick Name Sebastian
Date Of Birth December 28, 2000 
Age 22 Years Old
Birthplace Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mother Not known
Father Not known
Zodiac Capricorn
Nationality Argentine
Religion Christianity
Marital Status Not married
Girlfriend Not known
Children None
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Coach Sebastián Gutiérrez
Profession Tennis player
Play Preference Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro 2018
ATP Career Singles Titles 1
Career-High Singles Ranking No. 31 (August 1, 2022)
Prize Money $1,247,486 (in early 2023)
Net Worth $500,000
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Not Available
Last Update February, 2023 

Sebastian Baez | Early Life & Family

Baez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 28, 2000.

The Argentine tennis player prefers to keep his family profile away from the media’s attention. Though, often Sebastian mentions on his Instagram posts that his family was his biggest supporter.

As reported, Sebastian Baez’s mother would take him to tennis classes on a scooter during his early days.

His father could have been a tennis player- Baez took an interest in tennis at 2 years old when he stumbled on a tennis racquet of his dad. Later that hobby turned into his career.

Sebastian Baez Playing Tennis In Italy At 15 Years Old
Sebastian Baez Playing Tennis In Italy At 15 Years Old (Source: Instagram)

When Sebastian Baez was 10, he drew the attention of Luis, a former Argentine tennis player, who signed him to the Parque Roca academy and offered him to join his squad.

Later in 2016, he would make his tennis debut in ITF Junior tournaments.

Sebastian Baez | ATP Debut In 2021

A runner-up of the 2018 French Open to Tseng Chun-hsin of Taiwan, Baez was considered top-ranked as per the ITF combined ranking (of March 12, 2018).

And three years later, the Argentina-born made his ATP Tour debut in the 2021 Chile Open, where he lost to Holger Vitus Ndskov Rune in straight sets.

At the 2021 Hamburg European Open, Sebastian Baez defeated Frenchman Corentin Moutet in the main draw opener but lost to Georgia-born Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Moreover, he also faced defeat against Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final of the 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan.

He had come as a replacement for Jenson Brooksby, who withdrew due to an abdominal injury.

But those losses only meant the ladder for the victories to come!

Won Six ATP Challenger Tour Titles In The 2021 Season

Sebastian Baez won his first-ever ATP Challenger title in the 2021 Challenger Concepción, leaving Francisco Cerúndolo behind in February 2021.

After further four wins, he became the youngest player with five ATP Challenger Tour titles in a season- with victories in:

  • 2021 Challenger de Santiago (against Tomás Barrios Vera)
  • Zagreb Open 2021 (against Juan Pablo Varillas)
  • 2021 Challenger de Santiago III (defeated Felipe Meligeni Alves)
  • 2021 Challenger de Buenos Aires (defeated Thiago Monteiro)

Moreover, Baez added another Challenger title in November 2021 after winning the 2021 Campeonato Internacional de Tênis de Campinas.

By the end of the 2021 tour, his ATP Singles ranking rose to #97 from #309 in 2020- earning him the first entry into the Top 100.

Sebastian Baez Won First Open Singles In 2022

The year 2022 saw the Argentine player with new challenges- competed in the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1 and 2022 Sydney International but returned without trophies.

In his Grand Slam debut at the 2022 Australian Open, he won against Albert Ramos Violas in the first match of the main draw.

But lost in the second round to Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is considered among the 12 top-paid tennis players in the world.

Rafael Nadal won the 2022 Australia Open and took home $2.05 million in prize money.

In April 2022, Sebastian won the 2022 Estoril Open winning 6-3 & 6-2 in the final against Frances Tiafoe (of the United States).

Sebastian Won The 2022 Estoril Open
Sebastian Won The 2022 Estoril Open (Source: Instagram)

His other ATP tour Open tournaments include:

  • 2022 Córdoba Open (lost to Alejandro Tabilo in quarterfinals)
  • 2022 Argentina Open (faced defeat to Lorenzo Sonego in the second round of the main draw)
  • The 2022 Rio Open (lost to Thiago Monteiro in the main’s first round)
  • The 2022 Chile Open (lost in the final against Pedro Martínez)
  • Swedish Open 2022 (lost to fellow Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo in the final)

Aside from the Australian Open in 2022, Baez competed in other Grand Slam tournaments: US Open, French Open, and Wimbledon Open, finishing only up to the second round.

Moreover, the Tennis player has competed in doubles, too- won in the 2020 ITF World Tennis Tour in Prague, partnering with Pedro Cachín.

Did You Know? In the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, Baez and Facundo Díaz Acosta won the gold medal for Argentina in the boys’ doubles event.

What Is Baez’s ATP Ranking In 2023?

As of January 2023, Baez ranks #43 in the ATP Singles ranking- his career-high rank was #31 on August 1, 2022.

The top-5 players in the Singles ranking are Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Novak Djokovic.

He ranked #885 in the ATP Doubles ranking in 2021 but has not played Doubles since.

Sebastian Baez | Is He Dating Or Has A Wife?

The Buenos Aires, Argentina-born tennis player, is reserved when it comes to his personal life disclosure. With a charming personality & an uproaring name in tennis, Sebastian is surely a heartthrob of many.

Though, he seems not to be dating or has made an official announcement of a girlfriend. Furthermore, there is no information regarding his wife or married life.

Most of his Instagram posts are about his tennis games. So, fans allege that Sebastian Baez is single and career-focused. But some fan-base claim that he has a secret relationship.

Well, only time would tell the truth!

Sebastian Baez | Age, Height & Body Measurements

Born in 2000, the Argentine player Sebastian is 22 years old.

According to the Chinese calendar, he was born in the Dragon year. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Sebastian Baez has an athletic body build with a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m). The right-handed player weighs 70kg (154 lbs).

It is commonly accepted that height matters to a tennis player for better angles hit and fast serves. But despite that fact, the young player has proved himself as a proficient figure in the game.

Relationship With Coach Sebastian Gutierrez

According to Sebastian, his coach means everything to him. The Argentine player has known Gutierrez since 2016, and he’s been there for the player every step of the way.

Sebastian says that it was thanks to Gutierrez that he rose to the top of the junior rankings and earned his first ATP points. Similarly, his coach helped him better understand how the game functions.

Sebastian Baez With His Tennis Coach Sebastian Gutierrez
Sebastian Baez With His Tennis Coach Sebastian Gutierrez (Source: Instagram)

The two are very close to each other not only as players and coaches but also individually.

Sebastian describes his coach as a wonderful human being and most likely also his closest friend.

Sebastian Baez | Net Worth & Earnings

With his professional tennis career, Baez earned a considerable sum of money. He started playing in 2016 but turned professional only in 2018.

It followed him in Grand Slams, ATP tours, and ITF tournaments. Sebastian Baez’s made USD $1,247,718 in career earnings through prize money.

As of February 2023, Baez has a net worth of $500,000.

Check out his ATP Tour prize money earnings:

Tournament ( ATP All Singles) Position (Qualified Upto) Prize Money
2021 Chile Open 1st Round Of Main Draw $6,000
2021 Hamburg European Open 2nd Round Of Main Draw €12,650 ($13K USD)
2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1 1st Round $5,200
2022 Sydney Tennis Classic 2nd Round $8,890
2022 Córdoba Open Quarterfinals $14,275
2022 Argentina Open 2nd Round $10,570
2022 Rio Open 1st Round $13,760
2022 Chile Open Finale (runner-up) $35,735
2022 Estoril Open Winner €81,310 (USD $86,900)
2022 Swedish Open Runner-Up €47,430 (USD $50,000)
                                                  Grand Slam 
2022 Australian Open Round of 16 $AUD $328,000 (approx. USD $482032)
2022 French Open Round of 16 €220,000 (approx. USD $235,000)
2022 Wimbledon Championship Round of 16 £190,000 (approx. $229273)
2022 US Open Round of 128 $80,000

Aside from tennis games, he earns through endorsements as well. Not to mention that for tennis stars, the sponsorship deals are effective money-makers.

Sebastian often mentions Yonex Tennis (a sports brand) on his Instagram post and uses its racket & bags. Moreover, he wears footwear Le Coq Sportif Argentina.

His other endorsers are PULVER Sports Nutrition (nutrition supplement), Fila (clothing brand), and Babolat (sportswear). Even if the actual deal amount for sponsorship is yet to be out, Sebastian surely makes a hefty sum through it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sebastian Baez bilingual?

Yes, Sebastian is bilingual. The player converses in English as well as Spanish, unlike most of his fellow countrymen.

Sebastian reportedly spends six hours a day practicing tennis because it is one of his hobbies, and he spends the rest of the day online learning the English language.

When did Sebastian make his Grand Slam debut?

Sebastian made his Grand Slam debut at the 2022 Australian Open. He won against Albert Ramos Violas but lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Round of 16 (2nd round of the main draw).

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