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Wayne Ferreira

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Wayne Ferreira
  • Age: 43 (15.09.1971)
  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Residence: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1989
  • Coach: David Nainkin
  • Website: http://ferreira.senserdesign.com
Inactive
South Africa

South Africa

As of 22.12.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

6

08.05.1995

512-330 15 $9,969,617

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

9

19.03.2001

295-210 11 $9,969,617

Singles & Doubles combined

Full name is Wayne Richard Ferreira...In 1992 Barcelona Olympics, he became first South African to win an Olympic medal (bronze) in 32 years...Played in 1996 Atlanta Olympics and reached QF in singles and doubles (w/E. Ferreira)...Ranked as No. 1 doubles junior in world in 1989, capturing US Open juniors doubles crown (w/Stafford) and finishing No. 6 in singles...Father is a chartered accountant and mother is a bookkeeper...Has a 39-14 overall Davis Cup record in 22 ties since 1992, including 28-10 in singles...Wife, Liesl is American (married Dec. 16, 1994); son, Marcus William (born Sept. 15, 1999, same birthdate as Wayne) and couple lives in Berkeley, California... Wayne serves as volunteer assistant tennis coach at University of California-Berkeley... In 2000, launched Wayne Ferreira Trust Fund to help cover travel costs for young South African players...Enjoys golf and one of best players with four handicap...Participated in Nelson Mandela Tribute tournament in Cape Town, South Africa in December 1997...A member of ATP Player Council for 2001-2002...Coached by countryman David Nainkin.

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