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Robbie Koenig

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Robbie Koenig
  • Age: 43 (05.07.1971)
  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Residence: Durban, South Africa
  • Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1992
Inactive
South Africa

South Africa

As of 22.09.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

262

09.11.1992

3-11 0 $944,191

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

28

19.05.2003

176-210 5 $944,191

Singles & Doubles combined

In his post-playing career, coached Wesley Moodie and Mahesh Bhupathi in 2006…The following year, he became a full-time TV commentator on the ATP World Tour; he can be heard on ESPN Asia/Australia, FOX Sports (Australia), Tennis Channel (USA), Star Sports through-out other Asian regions, Al Jazeera Sport (Qatar), SKY Sports NZ and SuperSport in Africa…As a highly respected commentator, he is known for his passion, enthusiasm and astute analysis of the game, and his coined phrases in particular, continue to amuse tennis audiences worldwide. Together with Jason Goodall, they form the lead commentary team for TennisTV.com.

Began playing tennis at age five with his older brother Carl, as well as his uncle, who played Davis Cup for South Africa in 1960s...Father, Jacques (born in Mauritius), is a semi-retired salesman at an antique furniture store in Kloof (near Durban); mother, Greta, is retired...Enjoys watching cricket, rugby, and playing golf, swimming and water skiing... Enjoys golf and fly-fishing, reading motivational books/biographies and spending time with kids and family...As a youngster, admired Bjorn Borg (for his attitude) and Ivan Lendl (for his work ethic)...Wife, Giselle (married Nov. 1, 1997); three children Kyle (born 1999), Luc (born 2003) and Grace (born 2007)...Practiced at David Lloyd Tennis Center at Wimbledon...Worked with coaches Craig Tiley (now CEO of Tennis Australia) and Damien Roberts.

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