Byron Talbot

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Byron Talbot
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1964-09-15) 15 September 1964 (age 54)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1988
Prize money$861,245
Career record1–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 229 (3 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1989)
Career record183–237
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 20 (29 July 1966)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1995)
French OpenQF (1996)
WimbledonSF (1993)
US Open2R (1995, 1996)

Byron Talbot (born 15 September 1964), is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won seven doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional six times. He achieved a career-high doubles world ranking of Number 20 in 1996.

Byron played collegiate tennis at the University of Tennessee. He is currently a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Dallas, Texas.[1]

Doubles titles (7)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (2)
ATP Tour (5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Brad Pearce United States Scott Davis
Australia Broderick Dyke
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1992 Hong Kong Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black United States Brad Gilbert
United States Jim Grabb
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1992 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Glenn Layendecker Spain Javier Sánchez
Switzerland Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 1992 Toulouse, France Hard (i) United States Brad Pearce France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1994 Doha, Qatar Hard United States Shelby Cannon France Olivier Delaître
France Stephane Simian
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1995 St. Poelten, Austria Clay Belgium Libor Pimek United States Bill Behrens
United States Matt Lucena
5–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Belgium Libor Pimek Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
7–5, 1–6, 7–6
Winner 4. 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Belgium Libor Pimek Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1996 Rome, Italy Clay Belgium Libor Pimek Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
2–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1996 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Belgium Libor Pimek Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 6. 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Belgium Libor Pimek South Africa David Adams
Netherlands Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1997 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Belgium Libor Pimek Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 1998 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Justin Gimelstob Canada Sébastien Lareau
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–7, 6–4


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