- Age: 32 (16.10.1982)
- Birthplace: King Williams Town
- Residence: Cape Town
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Stephan De Kock
As of 25.05.2015
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Began playing tennis at age six...Parents are both teachers who also played competitive tennis... Has one brother and one sister...Speaks English and Afrikaans... Hobbies include golf and movies...Favorite surface is hard court and favorite shot is serve...Lists his parents as the most inspirations people in his life...If he wasn't a tennis player says he would probably be an accountant...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2014-16...Coached by Stephan De Kock.
2014 -- The South African native compiled his best season on the ATP World Tour by finishing No. 9 in ATP Team Rankings (w/Butorac) and year-end best No. 20 individually. The duo also served as alternates at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Won personal-best 35 matches during year...Began season with SF in Auckland and followed by reaching 1st career Grand Slam final at Australian Open, losing to No. 14 seeds Kubot-Lindstedt in straight sets. It was their 1st major appearance together and 6th tournament overall. En route to final, beat 4 seeds, including No. 1 Bryans in 3R. Became 1st South African to reach a Grand Slam final since Wesley Moodie at 2009 Roland Garros...Lifted his 4th career ATP World Tour doubles trophy in Memphis, 2nd with Butorac, after beating Bryans in straight sets. In October, won title in Stockholm(w/Butorac) (d. Huey-Sock)...Also reached SFs on 3 other surfaces in Munich (clay), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (grass) and Tokyo (hard)...In other Grand Slam play, fell in QF at US Open, 3R at Wimbledon and 2R Roland Garros. Earned a career-high $309,639 and compiled a 33-25 record (w/Butorac)...
2013 -- With Brunstrom, reached first ATP World Tour doubles final at Montpellier (l. to Gicquel-Llodra 11-9 in Match TB)…Partnering Brunstrom in Nice, reached their second ATP World Tour team final (also 2013 Montpellier) beating Cabal-Farah in two sets…Improved to 1-1 lifetime in title matches…With Brunstrom, won second ATP World Tour team title of year (2-1) at Metz; beat Mahut-Tsonga in two sets…On 29 September, won first ATP World Tour title with Butorac and improved to 3-1 lifetime in title matches (He won the Metz title with Brunstrom last week) with victory over Cuevas-Zeballos…
Reached Chennai final (w/Paes), losing to Lu-Marray)...On 17 January, partnering Paes, won his sixth ATP World Tour title in his ninth final at Auckland…They recorded three Match TBs victories en route to final…
As No. 10 seed with Paes, fell in Australian Open 2R (l. to eventual champions Bolelli-Fognini)…On 22 February, contested his third ATP World Tour final of the year (w/Paes) at Delray Beach (l. to Bryans 10-7 in Match TB)…Is now individually 6-4 in ATP World Tour finals…
On 23 May, finished runner-up with Lu at Geneva (l. to Cabal-Farah 10-7 in Match TB)...He is now 6-5 lifetime in ATP World Tour finals...
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