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- Age: 28 (21.11.1985)
- Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Residence: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2004
- Coach: Nicolas Maidana
As of 15.09.2014
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Began playing tennis at age seven...Moved from South Africa to the U.S. at age three...Father, Harold, is a Jeweler who owns a business in Boca Raton, Florida...Mother, Janice, is a Technology Director, who used to be a competitive gymnast in South Africa...Is very close with his older brother, Darren, who used to play tennis and is now an attorney...Grandmother, Sylvia, was a professional ice skater...Credits his family for being the most inspirational people in his life...Favorite surface is clay...Enjoys all sports, particularly playing water sports...Also enjoys writing and downtime at home...Fitness trainer is Dave Bush.
2004 — Won back-to-back Futures titles in Hawaii to close season…Also runner-up at Auburn and Costa Mesa Futures events in California...
2006 — Captured first Challenger title in Milan (d. Di Pasquale) along with American Futures titles in Little Rock and Mobile…Reached SF at Atlanta Challenger in May and QF in three other events…
2007 -- The American compiled his best season by finishing in Top 125 for first time...Made ATP season debut on US hard court swing reaching 3rd RD in Washington (l. to eventual finalist Isner), beat No. 11 Ljubicic at ATP Masters Series Montreal and as a US Open wild card reached 2nd RD (l. to Chela)...Compiled a 4-3 record in ATP play…Enjoyed a strong season on Challenger circuit with a 26-17 mark...Won Sacramento in October (d. Y-H. Lu) and runner-up at Karlsruhe (l. to Zverev), turned in two SF performances at Waikoloa and Reggio Emilia and four QF...Earned a career-high $102,200...
2008 -- Compiled a 17-10 match record in Challenger play and 14-15 in ATP World Tour level action, reaching first ATP World Tour SF in Houston (l. to eventual champ Granollers) and 3rd RD at Roland Garros (l. to Djokovic)…Also advanced to SF at Tulsa, Sacramento and Champaign Challengers…
2009 -- The American finished his best season just outside Top 100 highlighted by reaching his first ATP World Tour final…Reached a career-high No. 77 on April 13 after advancing to final on clay in Houston (l. to Hewitt)…In first month of season, qualified at Australian Open (l. to Ancic in four sets) and followed with title at Carson Challenger (d. Jenkins)…Then his biggest week came in Houston where he lost only one set en route to final, defeating Melzer in 2nd RD before falling to Hewitt…At Roland Garros, lost to No. 7 Simon in five sets in first round…In July, reached QF in Indianapolis (l. to Isner) and followed with 3rd RD at Washington (l. to F. Gonzalez)…In September, reached final at Tulsa Challenger (l. to Dent) and closed season with 2nd RD showings in Moscow and Vienna…Went 6-9 on hard and 4-3 on clay…Earned a career-high $222,109...
On 25 June, failed to convert one match point against Wang in 75 fifth set loss in Wimbledon 1R…
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