1998 IN REVEW
The No. 1 player from New Zealand finished in Top 100 ATP Tour Rankings for the seventh consecutive year...Turned in another solid season in singles and doubles...Began campaign with QF in Adelaide (l. to Agassi in three sets)...Went 3-4 during clay season, highlighted by a QF effort at Mercedes Super 9 in Rome, where he defeated Moya before losing to Berasategui...On grass, reached 3rd RD at Queen's and QF in Nottingham...His 1st RD loss to Krajicek at Wimbledon was last match prior to birth of second child on July 26...Returned in late August, losing in 1st RD in Long Island...In doubles, won title in his native Auckland and advanced to SF in four tournaments (all w/Galbraith)...The duo also reached QF at three of four Grand Slam events (except U.S. Open)...Away from Galbraith, reached finals in Copenhagen (w/Siemerink) and Hamburg (w/Adams)...Finished No. 14 on Team Rankings (w/Galbraith) and No. 27 individually.
1990-Won Canberra Challenger...1991-In Newport, won his first Tour doubles title (w/Pozzi)...1992-Reached QF in Indianapolis, Taipei...1993-Singles finalist in Schenectady (l. to Enqvist)...1994-In doubles, won titles in Copenhagen (w/Damm), Hong Kong (w/Grabb) and Coral Springs (w/Bale)...1995-In doubles, won Mercedes Super 9 title in Indian Wells (w/Ho)...Qualified for his first ATP Tour World Doubles Championship (w/Ho)...Finished No. 7 in final Team Rankings with 24-11 record (w/Ho)...1996-Reached second career singles final in Auckland...1997-Reached third Tour final in Newport (l. to Sargsian)...Won doubles titles in Copenhagen and St. Petersburg (w/Olhovskiy) and Newport (w/Gimelstob).
CAREER FINALIST (3): 1993-Schenectady; 1996-Auckland; 1997-Newport.
CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (9). FINALIST (8).
GRAND SLAM RECORD
AUS. OPEN9-61ST 1ST4TH2ND2NDQF
FRENCH OPEN4-51ST -2ND3RD1ST2ND
US OPEN2-51ST 2ND-2ND1ST1ST
* 1995 French Open doubles semifinalist (w/Ho).
Began playing tennis at age 5...Played at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for one year...Won the USTA 18s Grasscourt singles title in 1986...Member of the New Zealand Davis Cup team since 1990 with a 25-19 overall record in 17 ties (17-14 in singles)...Played in Atlanta Olympics...Wife, Heather (married Dec. 11, 1995); son, Ryan James (born July 28, 1996); daugher, Emily (born July 26, 1998)...Coached by Jeff Simpson.