Wayne Ferreira

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Wayne Ferreira
Wayne Ferreira ATC2010.jpg
Country South Africa South Africa
Residence Lafayette, CA, USA
Born (1971-09-15) 15 September 1971 (age 42)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $9,969,617
Singles
Career record 512–330
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 6 (8 May 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1992, 2003)
French Open 4R (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1994)
US Open QF (1992)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1995)
Olympic Games QF (1996)
Doubles
Career record 295–210
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 9 (19 March 2001)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg Silver medal (1992)
Last updated on: 1 May 2012.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  South Africa
Men's Tennis
Silver 1992 Barcelona Doubles

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

Career[edit]

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.[1]

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 semi-finals of the Australian Open. In June he won his first ATP singles title at Queen's Club, London.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

The biggest titles of Ferreira's career came at Toronto in 1996 and Stuttgart in 2000 (both Tennis Masters Series events).[5]

Ferreira teamed-up with Amanda Coetzer in 2000 to win the Hopman Cup for South Africa.[6]

Ferreira is second (to Roger Federer's record 57) 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.[7][8] Ferreira's best Grand Slam results came at the Australian Open – where he reached the semi-finals twice in 1992 and 2003.[8][9]

During his career, Ferreira won 15 top-level singles titles and 11 doubles titles.[4] His career-high rankings were World No. 6 in singles (in May 1995) and World No. 9 in doubles (in March 2001). His career prize-money earnings totalled $9,969,617.[1]

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 positive record against Roger Federer.[10]

Racket[edit]

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[edit]

Olympic games[edit]

Finals: 1 (1 silver medal)
Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1992 Barcelona Olympics Clay South Africa Piet Norval Germany Boris Becker
Germany Michael Stich
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1993 Indian Wells Hard United States Jim Courier 3–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1996 Canada Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2000 Stuttgart Hard (i) Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 6–2

Doubles: 12 (6–6)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1991 Miami Hard South Africa Piet Norval United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
5–7, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1992 Rome Clay Australia Mark Kratzmann Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 1993 Rome Clay Australia Mark Kratzmann Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 1994 Rome Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic David Rikl
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1994 Cincinnati Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Alex O'Brien
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1995 Hamburg Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Zimbabwe Byron Black
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 1999 Canada Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 2000 Rome Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Czech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2000 Monte Carlo Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 2001 Indian Wells Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner 2001 Rome Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6
Winner 2003 Indian Wells Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 23 (15–8)[edit]

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)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 February 1992 Memphis, US Hard (i) United States MaliVai Washington 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 15 June 1992 Queen's Club, UK Grass Japan Shuzo Matsuoka 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 20 July 1992 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 1–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 1–6
Winner 2. 31 August 1992 Schenectady, US Hard Australia Jamie Morgan 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 March 1993 Indian Wells, US Hard United States Jim Courier 3–6, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 14 June 1993 Queen's Club, UK Grass Germany Michael Stich 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 10 January 1994 Oahu, US Hard United States Richey Reneberg 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Runner-up 5. 28 February 1994 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Germany Michael Stich 6–4, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 20 June 1994 Manchester, UK Grass Australia Patrick Rafter 6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7)
Winner 4. 22 August 1994 Indianapolis, US Hard France Olivier Delaître 6–2, 6–1
Winner 5. 19 September 1994 Bordeaux, France Hard United States Jeff Tarango 6–0, 7–5
Winner 6. 3 October 1994 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States Patrick McEnroe 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(9–7), 6–3
Winner 7. 17 October 1994 Tel-Aviv, Israel Hard Israel Amos Mansdorf 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 8. 13 February 1995 Dubai, UAE Hard Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 8 May 1995 Munich, Germany Clay Germany Michael Stich 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 10. 16 October 1995 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet United States MaliVai Washington 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. 23 October 1995 Lyon, France Carpet United States Pete Sampras 7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–3
Winner 12. 11 March 1996 Scottsdale, US Hard Chile Marcelo Ríos 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 22 July 1996 Washington, D.C., US Hard United States Michael Chang 2–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 26 August 1996 Toronto, Canada Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 19 April 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Winner 14. 6 November 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Winner 15. 4 August 2003 Los Angeles, US Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 4R SF 4R 4R 2R 2R 4R 2R 4R 4R 3R QF SF 3R 0 / 14 39–14
French Open A A A 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R 4R 3R 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 14 18–13
Wimbledon A A 2R 2R 4R 4R QF 4R 3R 3R 4R 1R 4R 1R 3R 1R 3R 0 / 15 29–15
US Open A A A 2R QF 4R 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 2R 1R 0 / 14 18–14
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 6–4 14–4 10–4 9–4 6–4 6–4 10–3 6–4 4–4 9–4 2–4 9–4 8–4 4–4 0 / 57 104–56
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A 3R 2R F 2R QF QF 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 14 17–14
Miami NME A 4R 2R 2R 3R QF 2R 3R 4R 2R QF 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 14 16–14
Monte Carlo NME A A 3R A 2R A A 2R 2R A 2R 1R A 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Rome NME A 3R 2R 1R 3R SF SF 1R 2R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R A 0 / 13 21–13
Hamburg NME A 1R 2R 1R A QF QF 3R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R QF A 0 / 12 17–12
Canada NME A A A 3R SF 3R W 3R 1R 3R SF 1R 1R 1R A 1 / 11 19–10
Cincinnati NME A 3R 1R 3R 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 13 14–13
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R A 2R 2R W QF A 2R A 1 / 10 13–9
Paris NME A 2R 2R 2R 2R SF 3R A 1R 1R 3R 1R A 1R A 0 / 11 5–11
Win–Loss N/A 0–0 9–6 5–8 9–8 11–8 17–8 18–7 5–7 9–9 6–8 19–8 6–9 5–6 7–9 2–2 2 / 105 128–103
Year End Ranking 315 229 173 41 12 22 12 9 10 42 26 54 13 62 39 26 128

Doubles: 24 (11–13)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 7 January 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard South Africa Stefan Kruger Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 25 March 1991 Miami, US Hard South Africa Piet Norval United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
5–7, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 13 January 1992 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Jim Grabb Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 6 April 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Piet Norval South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 18 May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Mark Kratzmann Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 3 August 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Piet Norval Germany Boris Becker
Germany Michael Stich
6–7, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 17 May 1993 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Mark Kratzmann Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 9 August 1993 Los Angeles, US Hard Germany Michael Stich Canada Grant Connell
United States Scott Davis
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 15 November 1993 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Spain Javier Sánchez Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 16 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic David Rikl
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 15 August 1994 Cincinnati, US Hard Australia Mark Kratzmann United States Alex O'Brien
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 15 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Zimbabwe Byron Black
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 23 October 1995 Lyon, France Carpet South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
3–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 23 February 1998 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 27 July 1998 Washington, D.C., US Hard United States Patrick Galbraith South Africa Grant Stafford
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 1 March 1999 London, UK Carpet Zimbabwe Byron Black United Kingdom Tim Henman
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
3–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 2 August 1999 Los Angeles, US Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Croatia Goran Ivanišević
United States Brian MacPhie
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 9 August 1999 Montreal, Canada Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 25 October 1999 Lyon, France Carpet Australia Sandon Stolle South Africa Piet Norval
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 8. 24 April 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 15 May 2000 Rome, Italy Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Czech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 9. 19 March 2001 Indian Wells, US Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner 10. 14 May 2001 Rome, Italy Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6
Winner 11. 17 March 2003 Indian Wells, US Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R A 3R A A 2R 3R 3R 2R A 2R 0 / 10 12–10
French Open A A A A 3R 2R A A A 1R A 2R QF 1R 2R A A 0 / 7 8–7
Wimbledon A A 3R SF 1R 3R SF A A A A 1R 2R 3R 2R A A 0 / 9 16–8
US Open A A 3R 2R 3R 3R SF A A QF 1R A SF 2R 3R A A 0 / 10 21–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 4–2 5–2 5–4 7–4 8–3 0–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 10–4 5–3 5–4 0–0 1–1 0 / 36 57–34
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF W 1R W A 2 / 13 20–11
Miami NME A W SF 2R 2R A A QF QF 1R 2R A 1R A A 1 / 9 16–8
Monte Carlo NME A A QF A 1R A A A 2R A W 1R A A A 1 / 5 7–4
Rome NME A 1R F F F A QF A 1R QF F W 2R QF A 1 / 11 28–10
Hamburg NME A 1R A 1R A W 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R SF A A 1 / 10 9–9
Canada NME A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A F 2R 1R QF A A 0 / 7 7–7
Cincinnati NME A QF 1R 2R F QF A 1R A A 2R 2R 2R A A 0 / 9 12–7
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A 2R 2R 1R A QF A A A 2R QF QF A A A 0 / 7 7–6
Paris NME A 1R QF A A A A A A QF 2R A A A A 0 / 4 4–4
Win–Loss N/A 0–0 8–6 13–7 6–7 10–6 8–3 3–3 5–4 4–5 10–7 16–8 13–4 7–5 7–1 0–0 6 / 75 110–66
Year End Ranking 511 357 87 25 31 35 19 59 100 114 66 31 14 31 56 85 495

Senior Tour championships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wayne Ferreira: Profile". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Results Plus". The New York Times. 15 June 1992. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona; South Africa Wins Medals". The New York Times. 8 August 1992. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Wayne Ferreira: Career Titles/Finals". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Plus: Tennis; Ferreira Ends Four-Year Drought". The New York Times. 6 November 2000. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Jack (9 January 2000). "Capriati Beats Hingis In Hong Kong". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Clarey, Christopher (22 June 2004). "Ferreira Gets His Own Grand Slam Record: 55 in a Row". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Ferreira says goodbye after quick loss to Hewitt". CNN Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. 1 September 2004. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Dillman, Lisa (24 January 2003). "Agassi Is Cruising on Final Approach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  10. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Federer_career_statistics#Head-to-head_vs._Top_20_Players

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