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- Pronounced: NOHLS
- Age: 42 (04.09.1971)
- Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
- Residence: Nassau, Bahamas
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1992
- Website: http://www.knowlzee.com
As of 03.03.2014
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Played at UCLA from 1990-92 and earned All-American honors in singles and doubles in ‘91...Is a five-time Olympian...Has held annual charity event in Nassau benefiting local charities since 2001...ATP Player Council member from 2002-04 and served as Vice President...Hobbies include golf, spearfishing and free diving... Named ATP Doubles Team of Year in 2002 & ’04 (w/Nestor)...Wife, Dawn (married Dec. 7, 2003 in Bahamas); sons, Graham (born Sept. 12, 2005) and Brody (born June 20, 2008), daughter, Presley Dawn, weight 9lbs, 12oz. (born Mar. 25, 2011 at 12:30pm in Texas).
2011 -- The veteran Bahamian won one ATP World Tour title at Los Angeles (w/Malisse), beating Devvarman-Huey 76(3) 76(10) in final…Also reached San Jose and Memphis SFs (w/Mertinak)…The duo also reached the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells QFs (l. to Mertinak)…Best Grand Slam result was US Open 3rd RD (w/Malisse)…
2010 -- Suffered left calf injury (w/Fish) in Sydney 1st RD...Forced to withdraw from Australian Open...In February, he suffered a recurrence of injury at end of second set in Memphis SFs (w/Fish)...Partnered Hewitt to Barcelona final in April, losing to top seeds Nestor-Zimonjic in final…During the event he became just the fifth player in ATP World Tour history to record 700 doubles match wins…“It’s a great milestone. It reflects a pretty good career and I’ve had some great partners along the way to get me to that milestone. It’s exciting [and] it’s been a very challenging year. Every win is special these days based on the year I've had with injuries”…Knowles joined Woodbridge, his long-time former partner Nestor, Stewart and Bjorkman in the exclusive 700 Match Wins Club…With Fish, reached the Queen’s Club QFs (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic) and in early August won their second ATP World Tour team title together at Washington D.C. with a 46 76(7) 10-7 win over Berdych-Stepanek...The duo advanced to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati QFs (l. to Moodie-Norman) before making a US Open 3rd RD exit (l. to Bryan-Bryan).
2009 -- The Bahamas veteran teamed with Bhupathi to capture one ATP World Tour title and reach three finals together during season with runner-up efforts at Australian (l. to Bryans) and US Opens (l. to Dlouhy-Paes)…In April at Barcelona, defeated Bryans in SF before falling to Nestor-Zimonjic in final…Advanced to QF at Wimbledon (l. to Moodie-Norman in five sets)…Dropped only one set in four matches en route to title in Montreal* (d. Mirnyi-A. Ram)…Reached US Open final, losing to Dlouhy-Paes…Reached SF at Shanghai* and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (l. to eventual champs Bryan brothers)…Won title in Memphis (w/Fish) and reached final in Beijing (w/Roddick)…Finished No. 3 in ATP Team Rankings (w/Bhupathi) and No. 5 individually.
2008 -- The Bahamian teamed with Mahesh Bhupathi to finish No. 4 in ATP Doubles Race with a 37-19 record together. Has won at least 40 matches for eight consecutive years. Began with SF at Australian Open. Won back-to-back titles in Memphis (d. Ratiwatana-Ratiwatana) and Dubai (d. Damm-Vizner). Beginning at Memphis, they won 14 of 16 matches ending with runner-up finish at AMS Miami (l. to Bryans). Reached final at AMS Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal-Robredo) but did not win another match until AMS Toronto (QF). Followed with SF at AMS Cincinnati and reached final in New Haven (l. to Melo-Sa). Made strong year-end finish with SF exit in Vienna, runner-up at AMS Madrid and title in Basel. Became fourth active player and 21st player in ATP history (since 1973) to win 50 ATP doubles titles. Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai and went 1-2 in round robin play.
2007 -- Captured his first Roland Garros title and finished at No. 2 in Stanford ATP Doubles Race (w/Nestor). Reached finals in Sydney, Marseille and Houston and SF at Australian Open, AMS Rome, Doha and Dubai. Along with Roland Garros crown, followed with title at Queen's (d. Bryan-Bryan). Reached 600 career match wins with 2nd RD win at US Open. Qualified for fifth straight Tennis Masters Cup, also his 10th career circuit finale. Reached Basel final (w/Blake). Closed with title at Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai (w/Nestor). His 47 doubles titles ranks him third among active players (behind Bjorkman & Nestor). With Nestor, compiled a career finals record of 40-29 and won at least one title together in 13 of past 14 years. Finished No. 4 individually in ATP Doubles Rankings.
2006 -- Claimed five ATP titles in eight finals to finish No. 3 in Race (w/Nestor). Won AMS Indian Wells, Delray Beach, Barcelona, AMS Rome, and Basel. Finalists at Tennis Masters Cup, Marseille, Dubai, AMS Hamburg.
2005 -- Won four titles (w/Nestor).
2004 -- Finished No. 1 (w/Nestor). Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and reached SF. Won US Open and two AMS titles. Surpassed 300 wins as a team.
2003 -- With Nestor, won an ATP-best six titles to finish as No. 3 as a team. Reached SF at Tennis Masters Cup in Houston.
2002 -- Finished as No. 1 duo, winning six titles (w/Nestor). Overall, won a career-high seven titles in 14 finals and personal-best 71 matches. Reached final in three Slams, winning at Australian Open. Earned a career-high $709,149.
2001 -- Won three ATP titles.
2000 -- Won two doubles titles. Lost in doubles QF at Sydney Olympics (w/Merklein).
1999 -- His six-year doubles title streak ended. In singles, won San Antonio Challenger (d. Caratti).
1998 -- Reached final of ATP World Doubles Chp. (w/Nestor). Titled at Cincinnati and reached Roland Garros, US Open and Indianapolis finals. Had 2 M.P. in US Open final before losing in three sets. Finished No. 4 in ATP Doubles Race.
1997 -- Won two doubles titles (w/Nestor).
1996 -- Reached first ATP singles final in Shanghai (l. to Olhovskiy). Won four titles and qualified (w/Nestor) for ATP World Doubles Chp. Played in 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
1995 -- Titled in Indianapolis, reached final at Australian Open and AMS Cincinnati (w/Nestor).
1994 -- Won title in Bogota (first w/Nestor).
1993 -- Won AMS Montreal title (w/Courier).
The Bahamian won one ATP World Tour title at San Jose (w/Malisse), beating Anderson-Moser 64 16 10-5 in final…Maintained his record of winning a title for 13th straight season…Also reached Delray Beach and Houston QFs (w/Malisse)…
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