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- Age: 28 (08.02.1985)
- Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
- Residence: Taipei, Chinese Taipei
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Coach: Vitaly Gorin
CHINESE TAIPEI ( TAIWAN )
As of 20.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age seven...First name nickname is Jimmy and his junior coach Alen Ma called him that at age nine...Father, Kuo Yen, is retired but helps coach his son...Mother, Mei Fung Chao, is a doctor...Has one older sister Yeu Chen...A member of ITF Tournament Team, funded by Grand Slam Development Fund, as a junior and represented Chinese Taipei at team competitions in three age groups (14-under, 16-under, 18- under)...Compiled an impressive junior career, reaching a career-high junior ranking of No. 3 in 2001 before finishing No. 5...Reached final at Australian Open (l. to Janko Tipsarevic) and US Open (l. to Gilles Muller) and semifinals at Wimbledon (l. to Roman Valent) junior tournaments that year...In his junior career, won eight singles and four doubles titles...Has a 15-5 career Davis Cup record (10-3 in singles) in nine ties since making his debut in 2001.
2000 – Earned first career points by reaching SF at Jakarta Futures…
2001 – Made Davis Cup debut against Pakistan, winning a pair or matches…Also won a rubber against Malaysia…Won Futures title in Fukuoka, Japan…Futures finalist in Kao-Hsiun, Taipei and Nonthaburi, Thailand…Compiled 26-10 Futures record…Won a pair of doubles titles at Futures events in Manila…
2002 – Won pair of Davis Cup rubbers against Hong Kong…Won first career Challenger title at Fergana (d. Ketola)…Won Futures titles at events in Uzbekistan and the U.S…Reached three other Futures finals…Compiled records of 25-8 in Futures and 8-8 in Challengers…In doubles, also claimed win in tie against Hong Kong (w/Liu)…Claimed on Futures doubles title…
2003 – Suffered first career Davis Cup loss to Chinese (l. to Shu)…Rebounded to win decisive fifth rubber in straight sets (d. Seng)…Also earned Davis Cup win against Hong Kong (d. Yu)…Finalist at Challengers in Andorra (l. to Carraz) and Dharwad (l. to Udomchoke)…Claimed two Futures titles while compiling a 17-4 record…Was 19-17 in Challengers…Was 3-0 in Davis Cup doubles (w/Lu)…Finalist at Kyoto Challenger (w/Hajek)…
2004 – Qualified into Wimbledon to make Grand Slam debut (l. to Roddick)…Also qualified into Washington, D.C. and Tokyo…Reached 2nd RD in Tokyo (d. Morrison, l. to Nalbandian)…Recorded Davis Cup win in one singles rubber against Pakistan… Reached four Challenger SF…Compiled record of 22-18 in Challengers…Also won doubles rubber against Pakistan (w/Lu)…Doubles finalist at Forest Hills Challenger (w/Berrer)...
2005 -- The Chinese Taipei No. 1 broke into Top 100 for the first time in his career and improved his year-end ranking for the fifth straight season... Opened season by making Australian Open debut as a wild card (l. to Zib)... Played first International Series event at Marseille (l. to Karlovic) then qualified into Rotterdam(l. to J. Johansson)... In Davis Cup tie against Japan, split singles matches, losing to Suzuki but defeating Motomura in fifth rubber... Lost doubles point to Shimada-Suzuki (w/Lu)... Claimed title at Ho Chi Minh City Challenger (d. Behrend)... Suffered Davis Cup defeat in singles and doubles on grass at Pakistan... Qualified into Halle and reached 2nd RD (d. Llodra, l. to Kohlschreiber)... Picked up Spanish Futures title in June... In July and August, reached three straight Challenger finals... Finished as runner-up at Calladolid (l. to Prpic) and Segovia (l. to Berrer) before winning title at Istanbul (d. Berrer)... In Beijing, lost to Nadal in 1st RD... Reached first ATP QF in Bangkok with wins over Kim and Haas before falling to Nieminen... Compiled a 30-12 Challenger record... In doubles, reached one Futures final... Reached QF at ATP stop in Beijing (w/Udomchoke)... Earned a career high $129,193.
2007 -- The Chinese Taipei native finished in Top 150 for third straight year...Compiled a 5-2 mark in ATP-level play, highlighted by QF in Bangkok (l. to Tursunov) in late September... Made ATP-level tournament at Wimbledon, reached 2nd RD (l. to Bjorkman)…Appeared in Davis Cup vs. China (d. Yu and Sun) in April…Turned in a solid performance (19-9 mark) on Challenger circuit with two titles in Busan (d. Vacek) and Recanati (d. Golubev)…In doubles, was finalist at Ho Chi Minh City (w/Rieschick).
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