Wayne Ferreira – Tennis legend

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Wayne Ferreira was ranked in the ATP’s top 15 tennis players of the world for over ten years with a highest ranking of six. He has multiple wins over Roger Federer (one of few players with a positive record against Roger), Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe; 26 career single titles; and a silver medal for South Africa from the Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Ferreira is second (to Roger Federer’s record) 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 no. 9 in doubles (in March 2001).

Ferreira retired from the professional tour in 2005, and still plays on the Outback Champions Series senior tour. 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 also enjoying commentating on the events at Wimbledon for @LiveatWimbledon radio.

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