Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Began playing tennis at age six and decided to concentrate only on tennis at age 14
- Born in Milan, Italy and moved to South Africa at one year old
- Father, Joop, has his own company and my mother, Catriona, is a bookkeeper in South Africa
- Member of South African Davis Cup team…Has brother, Mark, who lives in Bahrain with his wife
- Speaks English and Afrikaans
- Hobbies include watching cricket and rugby… Has become a hockey fan and enjoys skiing at Whistler…Wife, Carolyn is Canadian and from Vancouver
- They met in August 2005 at Vancouver Challenger where she worked and they married on Oct. 6, 2007 (he proposed to her in a hot air balloon)…Has become a hockey fan and enjoys skiing at Whistler…She is a principal of Better Your Best Coaching.
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