Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Began playing tennis at age six
- Father, Beni, who is an engineer; mother, Kris, who is an ex-tennis coach
- Has two sisters, Inge and Ilse
- Nicknamed “Big D” and stands as second-tallest player (6’8”, 2.03m) on circuit behind Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic (6’10”, 2.08m)
- Speaks four languages (Dutch, French, English, German)
- Player he admired growing up was John McEnroe
- Enjoys playing squash and backgammon and going to movies
- Favorite surface is (indoor) carpet
- His biggest tennis moment came in 1995 when he defeated former No. 1 Stefan Edberg in 2nd RD at Wimbledon before losing to Boris Becker in 4th RD
- Has a 5-5 career Davis Cup record (3-3 in singles) in six ties since 1995
- Coached by Jan De Witt from Breakpoint Tennis Team in Halle, Germany.
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