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Wayne Ferreira

Wayne FerreiraDescription : Wayne Richard Ferreira (born 15 September 1971) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.As a junior player, Ferreira was ranked world 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 ATP doubles title in Adelaide in 1991.1992 was Ferreira's breakthrough year on the tour. He started out by reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open. In June he won his f... Page:w15

Wayne Ferreira
Wayne Ferreira ATC2010.jpg
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidenceLafayette, CA, United States
Born(1971-10-15) 15 October 1971 (age 44)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 2 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 9,969,617
Singles
Career record512–330
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 6 (8 May 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1992, 2003)
French Open4R (1996)
WimbledonQF (1994)
US OpenQF (1992)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1995)
Grand Slam CupQF (1993)
Olympic GamesQF (1996)
Doubles
Career record295–210
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 9 (19 March 2001)
Team competitions
Hopman CupW (2000)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place1992 BarcelonaDoubles

Wayne Richard Ferreira (born 15 September 1971) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Career

As a junior player, Ferreira was ranked world 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 ATP doubles title in Adelaide in 1991.

1992 was Ferreira's breakthrough year on the tour. He started out by reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open. In June he won his first ATP 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 compatriot 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 then 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 is second (to Roger Federer's record 61) for the most consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearances in men's tennis. He participated in 56 consecutive Grand Slams between the 1991 Australian Open and the 2004 US Open. 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 rankings were world no. 6 in singles (in May 1995) and world n. 9 in doubles (in March 2001). His career prize-money earnings totalled $9,969,617.

Though Ferreira retired from the professional tour in 2005, he still plays on the Outback Champions Series senior tour. He finished both 2006 and 2007 fourth on points in that series. He is now residing in Lafayette, California. Ferreira is currently president and CEO of EcoloBlue, Life and Energy, an environmental and renewable resources corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lafayette, California.

He is one of few players with a positive record against Roger Federer. Ferreira teamed up with Federer in the men's doubles at Wimbledon in 2001. They got to the third round and were due to face Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer (the eventual champions) before Federer withdrew to focus on his singles campaign.

Racket

Ferreira played with and endorsed rackets made by Slazenger early in his career. He switched to Dunlop Sport very early in his career and stayed with them, using the 200G racket, until the end of his ATP career.

Career statistics

Olympic games

Finals: 1 (1 silver medal)
OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Silver1992Barcelona OlympicsClaySouth Africa Piet NorvalGermany Boris Becker
Germany Michael Stich
6–7, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6

Masters Series finals

Singles: 3 (2–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1993Indian WellsHardUnited States Jim Courier3–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner1996CanadaHardAustralia Todd Woodbridge6–2, 6–4
Winner2000StuttgartHard (i)Australia Lleyton Hewitt7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–2

Doubles: 12 (6–6)

OutcomeYearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Winner1991MiamiHardSouth Africa Piet NorvalUnited States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
5–7, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up1992RomeClayAustralia Mark KratzmannSwitzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up1993RomeClayAustralia Mark KratzmannNetherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up1994RomeClaySpain Javier SánchezRussia Yevgeny Kalashnikov
Czech Republic David Rikl
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up1994CincinnatiHardAustralia Mark KratzmannUnited States Alex O'Brien
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner1995HamburgClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovZimbabwe Byron Black
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up1999CanadaHardZimbabwe Byron BlackSweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up2000RomeClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovCzech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner2000Monte CarloClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovNetherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Winner2001Indian WellsHardRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovSweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner2001RomeClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovCanada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6
Winner2003Indian WellsHardRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Career finals

Singles: 23 (15–8)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (2–1)
ATP Championship Series (1–4)
ATP Tour (12–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11–4)
Grass (1–2)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (2–1)
OutcomeNo.DateChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1.17 February 1992Memphis, USHard (i)United States MaliVai Washington3–6, 2–6
Winner1.15 June 1992Queen's Club, UKGrassJapan Shuzo Matsuoka6–3, 6–4
Runner-up2.20 July 1992Stuttgart Outdoor, GermanyClayUkraine Andrei Medvedev1–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2, 1–6
Winner2.31 August 1992Schenectady, USHardAustralia Jamie Morgan6–2, 6–7, 6–2
Runner-up3.8 March 1993Indian Wells, USHardUnited States Jim Courier3–6, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up4.14 June 1993Queen's Club, UKGrassGermany Michael Stich3–6, 4–6
Winner3.10 January 1994Oahu, USHardUnited States Richey Reneberg6–4, 6–7, 6–1
Runner-up5.28 February 1994Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpetGermany Michael Stich6–4, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up6.20 June 1994Manchester, UKGrassAustralia Patrick Rafter6–7, 6–7
Winner4.22 August 1994Indianapolis, USHardFrance Olivier Delaître6–2, 6–1
Winner5.19 September 1994Bordeaux, FranceHardUnited States Jeff Tarango6–0, 7–5
Winner6.3 October 1994Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i)United States Patrick McEnroe4–6, 6–2, 7–6, 6–3
Winner7.17 October 1994Tel-Aviv, IsraelHardIsrael Amos Mansdorf7–6, 6–3
Winner8.13 February 1995Dubai, UAEHardItaly Andrea Gaudenzi6–3, 6–3
Winner9.8 May 1995Munich, GermanyClayGermany Michael Stich7–5, 7–6
Winner10.16 October 1995Ostrava, Czech RepublicCarpetUnited States MaliVai Washington3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner11.23 October 1995Lyon, FranceCarpetUnited States Pete Sampras7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Winner12.11 March 1996Scottsdale, USHardChile Marcelo Ríos2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up7.22 July 1996Washington, D.C., USHardUnited States Michael Chang2–6, 4–6
Winner13.26 August 1996Toronto, CanadaHardAustralia Todd Woodbridge6–2, 6–4
Runner-up8.19 April 1999Tokyo, JapanHardGermany Nicolas Kiefer6–7, 5–7
Winner14.6 November 2000Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)Australia Lleyton Hewitt7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–2
Winner15.4 August 2003Los Angeles, USHardAustralia Lleyton Hewitt6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Singles performance timeline

Tournament19881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004SRW–L
Grand Slams
Australian OpenAAA4RSF4R4R2R2R4R2R4R4R3RQFSF3R0 / 1439–14
French OpenAAA2R3R2R1R3R4R3R3R2R3R1R1R3R1R0 / 1418–13
WimbledonAA2R2R4R4RQF4R3R3R4R1R4R1R3R1R3R0 / 1529–15
US OpenAAA2RQF4R3R1R1R4R1R1R2R1R4R2R1R0 / 1418–14
Win–Loss0–00–01–16–414–410–49–46–46–410–36–44–49–42–49–48–44–40 / 57104–56
ATP Masters Series
Indian WellsNMEA3R2RF2RQFQF2R2R1R2R1R1R1R2R0 / 1417–14
MiamiNMEA4R2R2R3RQF2R3R4R2RQF2R1R3R2R0 / 1416–14
Monte CarloNMEAA3RA2RAA2R2RA2R1RA2RA0 / 76–7
RomeNMEA3R2R1R3RSFSF1R2R2R1RQF3R2RA0 / 1321–13
HamburgNMEA1R2R1RAQFQF3R3R3R3R1R2RQFA0 / 1217–12
CanadaNMEAAA3RSF3RW3R1R3RSF1R1R1RA1 / 1119–10
CincinnatiNMEA3R1R3R3R3RQF2R2R1R1R1R3R1RA0 / 1314–13
Madrid (Stuttgart)NMEAA2R2R3R2R2RA2R2RWQFA2RA1 / 1013–9
ParisNMEA2R2R2R2RSF3RA1R1R3R1RA1RA0 / 115–11
Win–LossN/A0–09–65–89–811–817–818–75–79–96–819–86–95–67–92–22 / 105128–103
Year End Ranking3152291734112221291042265413623926128

Doubles: 24 (11–13)

OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Winner1.7 January 1991Adelaide, AustraliaHardSouth Africa Stefan KrugerNetherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner2.25 March 1991Miami, USHardSouth Africa Piet NorvalUnited States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
5–7, 7–6, 6–2
Winner3.13 January 1992Auckland, New ZealandHardUnited States Jim GrabbCanada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up1.6 April 1992Johannesburg, South AfricaHardSouth Africa Piet NorvalSouth Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up2.18 May 1992Rome, ItalyClayAustralia Mark KratzmannSwitzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up3.3 August 1992Summer Olympics, Barcelona, SpainClaySouth Africa Piet NorvalGermany Boris Becker
Germany Michael Stich
6–7, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up4.17 May 1993Rome, ItalyClayAustralia Mark KratzmannNetherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Winner4.9 August 1993Los Angeles, USHardGermany Michael StichCanada Grant Connell
United States Scott Davis
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up5.15 November 1993Antwerp, BelgiumCarpetSpain Javier SánchezCanada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up6.16 May 1994Rome, ItalyClaySpain Javier SánchezRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic David Rikl
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up7.15 August 1994Cincinnati, USHardAustralia Mark KratzmannUnited States Alex O'Brien
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner5.15 May 1995Hamburg, GermanyClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovZimbabwe Byron Black
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up8.23 October 1995Lyon, FranceCarpetSouth Africa John-Laffnie de JagerSwitzerland Jakob Hlasek
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
3–6, 3–6
Winner6.23 February 1998Antwerp, BelgiumHardRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovSpain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up9.27 July 1998Washington, D.C., USHardUnited States Patrick GalbraithSouth Africa Grant Stafford
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up10.1 March 1999London, UKCarpetZimbabwe Byron BlackUnited Kingdom Tim Henman
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
3–6, 6–7
Winner7.2 August 1999Los Angeles, USHardZimbabwe Byron BlackCroatia Goran Ivanišević
United States Brian MacPhie
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up11.9 August 1999Montreal, CanadaHardZimbabwe Byron BlackSweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up12.25 October 1999Lyon, FranceCarpetAustralia Sandon StolleSouth Africa Piet Norval
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner8.24 April 2000Monte Carlo, MonacoClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovNetherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up13.15 May 2000Rome, ItalyClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovCzech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner9.19 March 2001Indian Wells, USHardRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovSweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner10.14 May 2001Rome, ItalyClayRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovCanada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6
Winner11.17 March 2003Indian Wells, USHardRussia Yevgeny KafelnikovUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament19881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004SRW–L
Grand Slams
Australian OpenAAA1R2R3R1RA3RAA2R3R3R2RA2R0 / 1012–10
French OpenAAAA3R2RAAA1RA2RQF1R2RAA0 / 78–7
WimbledonAA3RSF1R3RSFAAAA1R2R3R2RAA0 / 916–8
US OpenAA3R2R3R3RSFAAQF1RASF2R3RAA0 / 1021–9
Win–Loss0–00–04–25–25–47–48–30–02–13–20–12–310–45–35–40–01–10 / 3657–34
ATP Masters Series
Indian WellsNMEA1RQF2R2R1R2R2R1R2RSFW1RWA2 / 1320–11
MiamiNMEAWSF2R2RAAQFQF1R2RA1RAA1 / 916–8
Monte CarloNMEAAQFA1RAAA2RAW1RAAA1 / 57–4
RomeNMEA1RFFFAQFA1RQFFW2RQFA1 / 1128–10
HamburgNMEA1RA1RAW1R2R1R1R2R1RSFAA1 / 109–9
CanadaNMEAAA1R1R1RAAAF2R1RQFAA0 / 77–7
CincinnatiNMEAQF1R2RFQFA1RAA2R2R2RAA0 / 912–7
Madrid (Stuttgart)NMEA2R2R1RAQFAAA2RQFQFAAA0 / 77–6
ParisNMEA1RQFAAAAAAQF2RAAAA0 / 44–4
Win–LossN/A0–08–613–76–710–68–33–35–44–510–716–813–47–57–10–06 / 75110–66
Year End Ranking511357872531351959100114663114315685495

Senior Tour championships

  • 2007– defeated Jim Courier 2–6, 6–3, [11–9] in the Stanford Championships
  • 2007– defeated Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3 in The Oliver Group Champions Cup
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