2000 IN REVIEW
The American enjoyed his best season by winning two ATP doubles titles, first of his career, and reaching three other finals...Posted a career-high 37 match victories and finished a year-end best No. 35 in doubles...Only played four ATP singles matches and went winless...Enjoyed most of his success with countryman Gambill as duo compiled a 29-22 record together...He captured his first ATP title in San Jose and later in month reached final in London, losing to Adams-de Jager in third set tie-break...Five months later, reached his next final in Los Angeles but had to withdraw when Gambill injured his ankle in singles final…In August, reached fourth final of the season in Long Island…Three weeks later, won title in Tashkent (w/Gimelstob)...Earned a career-high $164,313.
1993-Played his first ATP tournament as an amateur in Washington and lost to Antonitsch in 1st RD...1994-Won first pro singles match (as amateur), defeating Tebbutt at Winnetka Challenger...1995-Captured his first Challenger doubles title at Binghamton (w/Peterson)...1996 - Advanced to his first singles SF at Bristol Challenger and a QF at Jerusalem Challenger...In doubles, won titles at Bronx and Urbana Challengers (w/DiLucia)...Won his first Grand Slam match at Wimbledon before losing in 2nd RD (w/DiLucia)...1997-In limited play, picked up four ATP points at Italy #1 Satellite and won 1st RD doubles match in Key Biscayne (w/Salzenstein)...On May 21, underwent right elbow injury and missed rest of season...1998-In January 15, underwent a second right elbow surgery and returned in May...His best results came in doubles with title at Tijuana Challenger and final appearances in three straight weeks in Dallas, San Antonio and San Diego (all w/M. Hill)...His best ATP finish was QF in New Haven (w/Salzenstein)...In singles, advanced to SF at USTA #1 Futures and Winnetka Challenger...Also a QF in two other Challengers...1999-Made ATP breakthrough by reaching finals in Long Island and Stockholm (w/Gambill), first of his career...Also advanced to SF in Tokyo (w/Hill) and Atlanta (w/T. Martin)...Won Challenger title in Aptos (w/Hill) and reached finals in Surbiton (w/Gimelstob), Lexington (w/K. Kim), Andorra (w/Nyborg) and Burbank (w/Mamiit).
Began playing at age five with his mother, Fonia, who taught tennis at a local club in Greeley, Colorado...Won USTA national junior doubles title three times (twice in 16s, once in 18s)...Finished as No. 5 junior in world in 1994, capturing Wimbledon juniors singles title (d. Philippoussis) to become first American to win that title since Matt Anger in 1981...Also a SF at Australian Open and Italian Open juniors...Graduated from Palmer Academy in Tampa in May 1994 and enrolled at Stanford University for one year...Helped Cardinal to a 27-0 record and NCAA team title in 1995 before turning pro that summer...Finished No. 7 in singles and No. 3 in doubles that year to earn All-American honors...Big Oakland Raiders football fan and Golden State Warriors basketball fan...Has a six handicap and has recorded two hole-in-ones...In October 1995 while playing a satellite in Southern California, aced a 254-yard par 3 hole at Anaheim Hills Public Country Club...In 1998, aced a 108-yard par 3 hole at Saddlebrook Palmer course in Tampa.