Miguel Ángel Zubiarraín ‘Zubi’ has been awarded the Davis Cup Media Award in recognition of his long career as a tennis journalist and photographer. It is a significant award this year, not only as it is the first time it has gone to a Spaniard but also as it is the first time the recipient is a photographer.
Zubi, the longest-serving tennis journalist from Spain, started his career in 1978 and, since then, has covered innumerable tournaments at all levels from local tennis to Grand Slams and, of course, the Davis Cup.
Zubi´s contribution to the growth of tennis in Spain is unquestionable. Besides his work as a photographer, Zubi is also a frequent collaborator on radio shows for Cadena Ser and a writer for popular sports newspapers including Marca and As. He is also the director of Grand Slam magazine, which he founded in 1991. It is one of the oldest tennis magazines still in circulation in the world.
Zubi was there to witness all the victories of the ‘Spanish Armada’ in the Davis Cup and has also covered more than 150 Grand Slam tournaments in his long career. He will certainly keep following the Tour in the coming years but, from today, he will have one more prize in recognition of his long and fruitful career.