Juan Pablo Varillas is a Peruvian professional tennis player who is considered one of the best tennis players in his country. Since he turned pro in 2013, he has been steadily rising through the ranks.
On 2nd May 2022, he recorded a career-high ATP singles ranking of 104, making him the no. 1 Peruvian tennis player in the world. On 10th May 2021, he recorded a career-high ATP doubles ranking of 725. Moreover, he has won 4 ATP Challenger Championship, and 5 ITF singles titles and he has represented his country in several international events like the Davis Cup and the Olympic Games.
Profile summary of Juan Pablo Varillas
- Full Name: Juan Pablo Varillas Patiño-Samudio
- Nickname: Juanpi
- Date of Birth: October 6, 1995
- Age: 26 years
- Place of Birth: Lima, Peru
- Nationality: Peruvian
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Profession: Professional Tennis Player
- Plays: Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
- Net Worth: $1.3 million
- Height: 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
- Weight: 77 kg (170 lbs)
- Marital Status: Single
- Sibling: 2 siblings
- Instagram: juanpavarillas_oficial
- Twitter: @jpvarillas
Juan Pablo Varillas Began to Play Tennis at the Age of Five
Juan Pablo Varillas Patiño-Samudio was born on October 6th, 1995 in Lima, Peru. He was birthed into the union of his father, Pablo Varillas Patiño-Samudio, a mechanical engineer, and his mother, Milagros Patiño-Samudio, an accountant at Peru’s national center for potato research.
He is one of the three children that blessed the union of Pablo and Milagros. He grew up alongside his two younger siblings, a brother and a sister.
Inspired and motivated by his parents who were tennis enthusiasts, Varillas fell in love with tennis and he started playing the game at the early age of five at a club where his parents were members. During summer, his mother will take him to the tennis academy to learn the sport. “No one in my family used to play (tennis)”, says Varillas, “they put me in (the academy) so that I left the house and stop bothering around, and do some sport”.
Though his exposure to the game first began as a hobby it eventually developed into a vocation. At the age of 14 years, his coach advised him to train during summer and Varillas did train. By the end of the year, he was the second-best under-16 player in the country. Soon to become the No.1 Peruvian tennis player.
He won a Gold Medal at the 2018 South American Games
Juan Pablo Varillas continued developing his skills until he attained the 75th spot in the junior world ranking. Upon completion of his high school education, he made the difficult decision to begin his professional career at the age of 17 in the year 2013. His passage into the professional scene was a big change for him compared to the junior tournaments he was used to. He fell below his own expectation when he made his debut and it took him eight months to adapt to the change.
He got the stage and the needed limelight at the 2018 South American games when he represented Peru and took home a silver medal for men’s doubles and a gold medal for men’s singles. Also, in 2019 he represented, Lima at the Pan American Games, and he won the Bronze for men’s doubles, the event marked the turning point in his career. Since then, he has continued to cement his career with tremendous records, he competed in several challenger tours winning 2019 Santi Domingo, 2019 Campinas, 2021 Santiago- 2, and 2021 Bella-5.
Juan Pablo Varillas is the No. 1 Peruvian Tennis Player in the Singles Ranking
Since 2015, Varillas has represented his country Peru in several international events like the Davis Cup. On one such occasion where he represented Peru at the Davis Cup, he recorded a total W/L record of 11–12. In singles, his W/L is 9–8. He also represented Peru at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, where he made it to the first round. In the same year, he made it to the second qualifier at the French Open and the first qualifier of the US Open and also Wimbledon.
The Peruvian tennis player made his ATP main draw debut at the 2020 Chile Open as a lucky loser where he reached the second round by defeating Filip Horansky before losing to Albert Ramos-Vinolas. He made his first significant-finish at a Grand Slam event in 2020 when he made it to the second qualifier of the Australian Open.
On 2nd May 2022, he recorded a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 104 making him the No. 1 Peruvian tennis player in the singles ranking. He will soon join Yzaga, Horna, Arrays, and Di Laura as the 5th Peruvian player to break into the Top 100 in Pepperstone ATP Rankings history since 1973. Moreover, he qualified for the 1st time at a Grand Slam by beating fellow South American Jarry 10-5 in Match TB at Roland Garros.
The Tennis Player Stands at a Height of 6 feet 1 inch
Juan Pablo Varillas is a healthy young athlete with good body stature and posture that enables him to deliver his favorite backhand shot. He stands at 6 feet 1 inch with a body weight of 77 kg (170 lbs ).
What is Juan Pablo Varillas’ Net Worth?
Juan Pablo Varillas is arguably the most popular tennis player in his country with a net worth of $1.3 million. He has earned a total career prize of $371, 200, which he won from the tournaments, tours, and events he competed in. It can rightly be said that the bulk of his income comes from his career as a tennis player and also from endorsement deals.