- Age: 45 (06.10.1969)
- Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
- Residence: Harare, Zimbabwe
- Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
- Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1991
As of 24.11.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Byron Hamish Black... Earned All-America honors three times in singles and four times in doubles at the University of Southern California... Helped USC to national team title in 1991... Earned the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award in 1990... He and brother Wayne are members of the Zimbabwe Davis Cup team... Has a 54-25 career record in 28 ties, including 37-17 in singles since 1987... Sister, Cara, finished as No. 1 junior in world in 1997... Father, Don, who reached 3rd RD at Wimbledon in 1953 and 1956, and built four grass courts in family's backyard avocado farm, passed away on Oct. 19, 2000... Competed in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games... Wife, Fiona (married Dec. 14, 1996); daughter, Shawn (born July 27, 2000).
2001 -- The veteran from Zimbabwe played a limited tournament schedule, competing in just 14 events in singles and as many in doubles...His best singles results were on grass reaching 3rd RD at London-Queen's...Had his streak of playing in 33 consecutive Grand Slam singles draws end when he lost in final round of qualifying at US Open...In doubles won his 21st and 22nd career titles in Chennai (w/W.Black) and Shanghai (w/Shimada), respectively...Advanced to Australian Open final (w/Prinosil)...Finished No. 32 in doubles.
2000 -- Advanced to singles finals in Memphis (l. to Larsson) and Nottingham (l. to Grosjean) and QF at Wimbledon, Washington and Tokyo...Won doubles title in Mexico City (w/Johnson).
1999 -- Captured second ATP singles title in Chennai (d. Schuettler) and closed season with a runner-up in Moscow (l. to Kafelnikov)...In doubles, won titles at TMS Cincinnati, TMS Stuttgart (w/Bjorkman) and Los Angeles (w/W. Ferreira)...Led his country into 2000 Davis Cup World Group with 3-1 mark in singles play.
1998 -- Reached three singles ATP finals (Hong Kong, Tokyo and Nottingham)...Helped Zimbabwe score 1st RD win over Australia in Davis Cup (d. Rafter and Stoltenberg).
1997 -- Reached doubles final at TMS Roma (w/O'Brien)...1998-Reached three singles ATP finals (Hong Kong, Tokyo and Nottingham)...Helped Zimbabwe score 1st RD win over Australia in Davis Cup (d. Rafter and Stoltenberg).
1996 -- Won first ATP singles title in Seoul (d. Damm) and reached finals in Adelaide (l. to Kafelnikov) and New Delhi (l. to Enqvist)...In doubles, won four titles and advanced to final at Wimbledon (all w/Connell)... Finished No. 2 in Team Rankings (w/Connell) and No. 4 individually...Earned a career-high $742,892.
1995 -- In doubles, won two titles.
1994 -- Qualified for ATP Tour World Doubles Championship and reached No. 1 ranking.
1993 -- Won six tour doubles titles (four w/Stark).
1992 -- First career doubles final (w/Talbot) in Hong Kong.
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