Wayne Richard Ferreira
(born 15 September 1971 in Johannesburg
, South Africa) is a former tennis player from South Africa. He attended Parktown Boys' High School
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
Ferreira turned professional in 1989. He won his first top-level doubles title in Adelaide
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 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
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
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