- Wayne Ferreira
Infobox Tennis player
playername = Wayne Ferreira
country = RSA
residence = flagicon|USA Lafayette, CA
datebirth = birth date and age|1971|9|15
placebirth = flagicon|RSA
height = height|m=1.85
weight = convert|85|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
turnedpro = 1989
retired = 2005
plays = Right-handed;
singlesrecord = 512–330
singlestitles = 15
highestsinglesranking = No. 6 (
May 8, 1995)
AustralianOpenresult = SF (1992, 2003)
FrenchOpenresult = 4th (1996)
Wimbledonresult = SF (1994)
USOpenresult = QF (1992)
doublesrecord = 295–210
doublestitles = 11
highestdoublesranking = No. 9 (
March 19, 2001)
August 17, 2007
Wayne Richard Ferreira (born
September 15, 1971in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former tennisplayer from South Africa.
As a junior player, Ferreira was ranked the world's No. 1 junior doubles player and No. 6 junior singles player. He won the junior doubles title at the US Open in 1989.
Ferreira turned professional in 1989. He won his first top-level doubles title in
1992 was Ferreira's breakthrough year on the tour. He started out by reaching the semi-finals of the
Australian Open. He then won his first top-level singles title at Queen's Club, London. His second singles title came just a few weeks later at Schenectady, New York. He also teamed-up with Piet Norvalto win the men's doubles Silver Medal for South Africaat the 1992 Olympic Gamesin Barcelona.
After a quieter year in 1993 in which he didn't win any singles titles, Ferreira came back strongly in 1994 to win a career-best five singles titles. He the won another four events in 1995.
Ferreira teamed-up with
Amanda Coetzerin 2000 to win the Hopman Cupfor South Africa.
Ferreira holds the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearances in men's tennis. He participated in 56 consecutive Grand Slams between 1991 and 2004. (
Stefan Edbergheld the previous record of 54.) Ferreira's best Grand Slam results came at the Australian Open – where he reached the semi-finals twice in 1992 and 2003.
During his career, Ferreira won 15 top-level singles titles and 11 doubles titles. His career-high world rankings were No. 6 in singles (in 1995) and No. 9 in doubles (in 2001). His career prize-money earnings totalled US$9,969,617.
Though Ferreira retired from the professional tour in 2005, he still plays on the
Outback Champions Series. He finished both 2006 and 2007 fourth in points on that series. He is now residing in Lafayette, California.
Ferreira is president and CEO of "EcoloBlue, Life and Energy", an environmental and renewable resources corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lafayette, California. He can be seen on the home page of Ecoloblue's web site at http://www.ecoloblue.com
Ferreira played with and endorsed rackets made by
Slazengerearly in his career. He switched to Dunlop very early in his career and stayed with Dunlop using the 200G racket) until the end of his ATP career.
ingles titles (15)
Doubles runner-ups (13)
enior Tour championships
Jim Courier2-6, 6-3, 11-9 (TB) in the Stanford Championships
Aaron Krickstein6-3, 6-3 in The Oliver Group Champions Cup
* [http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/default2.asp?playernumber=F196 Official ATP Profile]
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