1998 IN REVIEW
Compiled his best results on hardcourts, opening season with SF in his hometown of Sydney...Posted impressive victories over Rosset, Hewitt and A. Costa before losing to eventual champion Kucera...Improved from 144 to No. 114 afterward and remained in Top 125 rest of season...Did not win back-to-back matches again until May when he advanced to QF in Coral Springs (l. to Van Herck)...After, went 3-7 in Tour play through September...Reached 2nd RD in Toronto and Indianapolis...In October, reached QF in Shanghai (l. to Delgado) followed by SF at Hong Kong Challenger (l. to Nestor)...In doubles, won title in Scottsdale (w/Suk) and reached final in Orlando (w/Tillstrom)...Finished a year-end best No. 72 in doubles...Earned a career-high $197,753.
1992-Played in one Satellite...1993-Qualified in five Tour stops, including Sydney where he upset Bruguera in the 1st RD...1994-Reached first Tour QF in Hong Kong...Won Manila Challenger (d. Henman)...Reached the 2nd RD at Wimbledon, pushing Chang to five sets...In doubles, won Bochum Challenger (w/Doyle)...1995-Beat Palmer and Medvedev en route to QF in Sydney (l. to Gaudenzi)...At U.S. Open, beat Jarryd, Wheaton and Krajicek before four-set loss to Chang in 4th RD, a career Grand Slam best...1996-Reached 3rd RD at Australian Open (l. to Kafelnikov) and SF in Shanghai (l. to Knowles)...In Key Biscayne, reached 4th RD (d. McEnroe, Haarhuis and Dreekmann, l. to Courier)...Reached first ATP Tour doubles final in Shanghai (w/Grabb) and finals at Indian Wells Mercedes Super 9 event w/MacPhie (l. to Woodies) and in Newport (w/Kilderry)...Also reached QF at Wimbledon (w/MacPhie), losing to Black-Connell...1997-Led ATP Tour in qualifying into a main draw nine times during season...Ranking fell to a season-low No. 306 on June 16 before making late-season surge...In doubles, won first Tour title in Indianapolis (w/Tillstrom).
CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (2). FINALIST (4).
GRAND SLAM RECORD
Attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff for four years and ranked as the No. 2 player in the country in the 1992-93 fall ranking...Majored in finance...Earned All-America honors in '92, advancing to the third round of the NCAA Championships.