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  • Age: 45 (07.09.1969)
  • Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Residence: Richards Bay, South Africa
  • Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1991
South Africa

South Africa

As of 18.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




2-3 0 $516,090

Singles & Doubles combined





104-111 4 $516,090

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Richards Bay, South Africa Single
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Doubles titles: 4, as follows:
1996--(1) Munich (w/Noteboom)
1994--(2) Coral Springs (w/Steven), Tel Aviv (w/de Jager)
1993--(1) Durban (w/B. Black)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1996- Doubles R-up at Stockholm Ch. (w/Haygarth).
1995- Doubles SF at Jakarta, Stuttgart-ind., Munich, Rome (w/de Jager), Aruba
Ch. (w/Nainkin), Tel Aviv (w/W. Black).
1994- Third at C. Africa Sat. (32 pts.); Doubles R-up at Basel (w/de Jager);
Doubles SF at Atlanta (w/Stafford); Doubles QF at Wimbledon, Washington (w/
Steven), Cincinnati (w/E. Ferreira).
1993- R-up at Monterrey Ch.; Third at S. Africa Sat. (31 pts.); Doubles Win-
ner at Monterrey Ch. (w/Ullyett), Jakarta Ch. (w/Nainkin); Doubles R-up at
Montebello Ch. (w/Ruah), Reunion Island Ch. (w/Kaplan);Doubles SF at 4 Chs.
1992- SF at Gramado Ch., Perth Ch.; QF at Launceston Ch., Guangzhou Ch.;
Doubles Winner at Perth Ch. (w/Nainkin); Doubles R-up at Ribeirao Ch. (w/
Curry); Doubles SF at Sao Paulo-2 Ch. (w/Curry).
1991- QF at Bristol Ch., Jerusalem Ch.; Doubles SF 6 Times.
1990- SF at Pescara Ch.; Doubles SF at Jerusalem Ch. (w/Koscielski), Pretoria
Ch. (w/Nainkin).
1989- SF, Doubles Winner at Johannesburg-3 Ch. (w/Nainkin); QF at Jerusalem
Ch.; Doubles SF at Jo-burg-1 Ch. (w/Nainkin), Manchester Ch. (w/M. Nastase)
1988- QF at Durban Ch.; Doubles Winner at S. Africa #1 Sat. (w/Haygarth, 24
Began playing tennis at age nine.
Ranked No. 1 in South Africa 16s and 18s. Reached the doubles SF at the
French Open and Wimbledon Juniors in 1987.
His best career singles showing was at the Monterrey Challenger in 1993
when he reached the final (l. to L. Jonsson).
Enjoys fishing and golf.
Captured his first career ATP Tour doubles title on Apr. 4, 1993 (w/B.
Black) in Durban. One year later, won titles in Coral Springs (w/Steven) and
Tel Aviv (w/de Jager).
Finished a year-end best No. 43 in doubles in '94 (after reaching as
high as No. 39 in October). Also earned a career-high $92,671 in '94.

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