Carsten Ball Bio


  • PERSONAL Began playing tennis at age four with his father, Syd, a former ATP pro who won eight doubles titles and advanced to the Australian Open doubles final in 1974 (w/Giltinan)
  • Also reached singles final in Surbiton in June 1974
  • Born and raised in Newport Beach, Calif. and has held dual citizenship since age 18
  • Mother, Debra, is American
  • Has two brothers, Cameron (26) and Christian (15), who plays junior tennis
  • Played high school tennis Corona del Mar where Taylor Dent also competed earlier on
  • Made Davis Cup debut for Australia in World Group playoff tie in September 2008 and won doubles match (w/Guccione) in five sets and won singles dead rubber (d. Capdeville) in 3-2 loss
  • Prefers hard courts
  • Ended 2005 as top ranked junior in Australia and No. 11 in world junior rankings..Enjoys surfing and computer games
  • Coached by father, Syd.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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