Wayne Ferreira


Wayne Ferreira

Infobox Tennis player
playername = Wayne Ferreira


nickname =
country = RSA
residence = flagicon|USA Lafayette, CA
datebirth = birth date and age|1971|9|15
placebirth = flagicon|RSA Johannesburg
height = height|m=1.85
weight = convert|85|kg|lb st|abbr=on|lk=on
turnedpro = 1989
retired = 2005
plays = Right-handed;
careerprizemoney = US$9,969,617
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)
updated = August 17, 2007

Wayne Richard Ferreira (born September 15, 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former tennis player 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 Adelaide in 1991.

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 Norval to win the men's doubles Silver Medal for South Africa at the 1992 Olympic Games in 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.

The biggest titles of Ferreira's career came at Toronto in 1996 and Stuttgart in 2000 (both Tennis Masters Series events).

Ferreira teamed-up with Amanda Coetzer in 2000 to win the Hopman Cup for 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 Edberg held 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.

Trivia

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 Slazenger early 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 finals

ingles titles (15)

Doubles runner-ups (13)

enior Tour championships

*2007- defeated Jim Courier 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 (TB) in the Stanford Championships
*2007- defeated Aaron Krickstein 6-3, 6-3 in The Oliver Group Champions Cup

External links

* [http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/default2.asp?playernumber=F196 Official ATP Profile]


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