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- Age: 27 (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: GD Jones, Michael Anderson
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
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...
The South African reached his 4th ATP World Tour final in Sydney (l. to Tomic in 3 sets, saving 9 of 11 break points)…Saved 2 match points at 5-6 and 6-7 in 3rd set TB versus Benneteau in SFs…Reached Grand Slam-best 4R at Australian Open (l. to Berdych), best result by a South African since SF by Wayne Ferreira in 2003...On 22 January, underwent right elbow surgery in Melbourne…
Became first South African since Ferreira in 1996 to reach ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells QFs, losing to Berdych in 2 sets; had recorded his 3rd Top 10 win over Ferrer in 2R...Fell in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 3R (l. to Tipsarevic)…
On 14 April, contested his first tour-level final on clay and second title match this year at Casablanca (l. to Robredo)…
Beat No. 11 seed Cilic in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome 2R, fell in 3R (l. to Berdych)…As No. 23 seed, beat Raonic in Roland Garros 3R, losing to Ferrer in 4R...
On 12 June, withdrew from Queen’s Club due to a shoulder injury…Fell in Eastbourne 1R (l. to Benneteau)…On 29 June, fell in the Wimbledon 3R losing to Berdych in four sets…
On 28 July, lost tallest final in ATP World Tour history to 6’10” Isner in 3 TB sets at Atlanta…Missed 2 M.P. at 65, Advantage, in third set; hit 21 aces and saved only break point he faced; match had no service breaks…Dropped to 2-4 in title matches (0-3 in 2013)…The 2-hour, 54-minute match was the longest best-of-three sets final on the ATP World Tour this season...It was the first ATP World Tour final with three tie-breaks and no breaks of serve since 2012 Chennai: Raonic d. Tipsarevic 67 76 76...
Lost in straight sets in US Open 2R (l. to Baghdatis)...
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