- Age: 28 (18.05.1986)
- Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Residence: Delray Beach, FL, USA / Johann
- Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
- Weight: 197 lbs (89 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Coach: Neville Godwin & Michael Anderson
As of 20.10.2014
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
2013 -- The top South African became 1st player from his country to finish in Top 20 since Wayne Ferreira was No.13 in 2000…Reached a personal-best 3 finals: in Sydney (l. to Tomic in 3 sets), his first on clay in Casablanca (l. to Robredo) and in Atlanta (l. to Isner in 3 TB). Broke Top 20 on Aug. 12…Compiled a 9-4 mark in Grand Slams with personal-best 4R at Australian Open (l. to Berdych). Also 4R at Roland Garros (l. to Ferrer), 3R Wimbledon (l. to Berdych) and 2R at US Open (l. to Baghdatis)…Reached QF at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells with wins over No. 4 Ferrer, and No. 13 Simon before losing to No. 6 Berdych…On January 21, underwent right elbow surgery to repair bone chips in Melbourne and returned to action a month later…Compiled records of 24-16 on hard, 11-5 on clay and 2-2 on grass…Went 1-10 vs. Top 10 opponents. No. 3 in aces (651)…
2012 -- The top South African finished in Top 40 for 2nd straight year, highlighted by 2nd career ATP World Tour title in Delray Beach in March (d. Roddick in QF, Isner in SF, Matosevic in F)...Also reached QF in San Jose, Houston, London/Queen’s Club, Washington and Basel...Best Grand Slam result was 3R at Australian Open and Roland Garros (l. to Berdych in both)...Compiled records of 20-18 on hard, 7-6 on clay and 3-2 on grass. Went 0-8 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest ranked win came over No. 11 Isner in Delray Beach...
2011 -- Ranked a year-end best No. 32, the highest finish for a South African since Wayne Ferreira in 2003 (No. 26)…Won personal-high 42 matches, 28 more than 2010, highlighted by 1st ATP World Tour title on home soil in Johannesburg (d. Devvarman) in February...Overall reached QF or better 9 times, including 1st ATP Masters 1000 QF in Miami (l. to Djokovic)…Won at least a round in 14 of final 15 events going back to Roland Garros 2R...His best win came over No. 4 Murray in 2R of Montréal in August…At US Open, reached 3R for 2nd year in a row (l. to Fish), equaling best Slam result...Overall went 1-7 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 33-18 on hard, 5-6 on clay and 4-3 on grass…Earned career-high $774,434...
2010 -- The No. 1 South African finished in Top 70 for first time in his career…Challenger success included title in Baton Rouge (d. Kamke) and a final in Seoul (l. to Lu)…Qualified an ATP World Tour-high nine times during season, including his first six ATP tournaments…His best ATP result was SF showing in Atlanta (l. to Isner)…Compiled a 14-18 record (11-11 on hard)…Reached career-best 3rd RD in Toronto* (d. Querrey, l. to Nadal) and at US Open (l. to Gasquet)…Earned a career-high $315,005.
2008 -- The top South African compiled his best season by reaching his first ATP final and winning a Challenger title to finish just outside Top 100...Earlier in year, ranked in Top 100 for seven weeks...Qualified into his first Grand Slam tournament at Australian Open and lost to Alejandro Falla in five sets in opening round...In February, reached Futures final at Texas stop (l. to J. Baker)...In next tournament, qualified in Las Vegas and did not lose a set en route to final before losing to American Sam Querrey in three sets...Became first South African to reach an ATP final since Wesley Moodie won Tokyo title in October 2005...Afterwards, climbed from No. 175 to No. 121 on Mar. 10...Continued success in his ATP Masters Series debut in Miami where he qualifed and posted biggest win of his career over No. 3 Djokovic in 2nd RD before losing to Igor Andreev in next round...In Davis Cup tie against Finland, posted wins over Juho Paukku and No. 26 Jarkko Nieminen... Returned to Challenger circuit in April and advanced to SF in Athens...Reached a career-high No. 95 on June 9 after advancing to final at Surbiton Challenger on grass (l. to Dancevic)...Lost in 1st RD at Wimbledon to Calleri and followed with 2nd RD in Newport (l. to Navarro)...Qualified at AMS Cincinnati (l. to Bolelli) and then reached 2nd RD at Beijing Olympics (l. to Kiefer)...Closed season on U.S. Challenger circuit with QF showings in Louisville and Nashville and captured first title in his former college town of Champaign-Urbana...In doubles, reached QF at Wimbledon (w/Lindstedt), losing to eventual champions Nestor-Zimonjic in four sets...Earned a career-high $198,658.
2007 -- After completing college career, turned pro in June and reached 2nd RD at Yuba City Challenger (l. to Sela) and followed with runner-up at Woodland, Calif. Futures #12 (l. to Jenkins) and title at Sacramento Futures #13 (d. Miranda)...Continued success with runner-up at Winnetka Challenger (l. to Okun)...Qualified into his first ATP tournament in New Haven and lost to Clement in 1st RD...Returned to Challenger play in New Orleans and captured title (d. Warburg)...In last two months, best results were QF at Calabasas and Knoxville Challengers.
2006 -- Best results were runner-up showings at Woodland, Calif. Futures #13 (l. to Yani) and Wisconsin Futures #21 (l. to Feeney)...Reached his first Challenger QF in Champaign (l. to Fleishman)...
2005 -- Made appearance in five Futures events, reaching SF at Kenosha...Made Challenger debut in Champaign and reached 2nd RD (l. to Gimelstob)...
2004 -- Played three Futures events in his native South Africa at end of season, winning his first title in debut in Botswana (d. Whitehouse), reaching final at Pretoria #1 (l. to Bower) and advancing to SF at Pretoria #2...
On 2 January, withdraws ahead of Brisbane 2R match due to viral infection...As 19th seed, he saved one match point versus Roger-Vasselin in 75 fifth set win in Australian Open 3R; lost to No. 7 seed Berdych in 4R…
As a local resident, on 23 February, reached the Delray Beach final (l. to Cilic in three sets)… It was his fourth consecutive defeat in an ATP World Tour final (2-5) since hoisting the Delray Beach trophy in 2012… At three hours and eight minutes, it was the longest Delray Beach final in tournament history, surpassing the 1996 title match between Stoltenberg and Woodruff by 34 minutes…
On 1 March, competing in his second final in as many weeks (also Delray Beach)…Lost to Dimitrov in three-set, three-hour Acapulco final…He was the first South African to reach consecutive ATP World Tour Finals since Wayne Ferreira in 1995…Also won the Acapulco doubles title (w/Ebden)…
Beat Wawrinka in three sets en route to third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 QF at Indian Wells, losing to Federer in two sets…With Melzer, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid QFs (l. to Cabal-Farah 10-6 in Match TB)…Reached Roland Garros 4R for second straight year (l. to Ferrer in 4 sets)...
Beat No. 16 seed Fognini in five sets in Wimbldon 3R; falls to Murray in 4R...
Beat Fognini in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto 2R and No. 4 Wawrinka in 3R; on 8 August, failed to convert two match points versus Dimitrov in 76(6) third set loss in QFs…
Dropped to 8-20 vs. fellow Top 20 players with US Open 3R exit (l. to Cilic)…Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai 2R (l. to Kukushkin)…
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