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Johan De Beer

Johan de Beer
Full nameJohan de Beer
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1972-06-01) 1 June 1972 (age 48)
Pretoria, Transvaal Province
Retired1994
Prize money$53,581
Singles
Career record0-2
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 397 (15 November 1993)
Doubles
Career record11-17
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 92 (21 February 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1994)
US Open1R (1993)

Johan "Joey" de Beer (born 1 June 1972) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Biography

De Beer, a doubles specialist from Pretoria, was coached by Kobus Botha. He won a total of four Challenger doubles titles during his career.

In 1993 he reached the doubles final of the South African Open, an ATP Tour tournament in Durban, with Marcos Ondruska.[1]

He appeared twice in the main draw of a Grand Slam event. He partnered Cristian Brandi at the 1993 US Open, for a first round exit, to 16th seeds Hendrik-Jan Davids and Piet Norval.[2] At the 1994 Australian Open he made the second round with John-Laffnie de Jager. In the opening round, de Beer again faced the 16th seeds, but he and de Jager were victorious in straight sets, over Wayne Ferreira and Javier Sánchez.[3] They lost an all South African second round match to Ellis Ferreira and Christo van Rensburg.[4]

Early in the 1994 season he broke into the world's 100 ranked doubles players. It was also his final year on the circuit, he retired from tennis to complete a Physiotherapy degree at the University of Pretoria.

He was at one time coach of Wayne Ferreira and a trainer for Tim Henman.[5]

Currently he works for the Lawn Tennis Association in England as a coach and physiotherapist. He was Andy Murray's physiotherapist when he won the Wimbledon title in 2013.[6]

ATP Tour career finals

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1993 Durban, South Africa Hard South Africa Marcos Ondruska South Africa Lan Bale
Zimbabwe Byron Black
6-7, 2-6

Challenger titles

Doubles: (4)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1993 Cincinnati, US Hard Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Australia Wayne Arthurs
India Leander Paes
7-6, 6-4
2. 1993 Bronx, US Hard Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Grant Doyle
7-6, 7-6
3. 1993 Porto, Portugal Clay South Africa Brent Haygarth Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
6-2, 2-6, 7-6
4. 1994 Cherbourg, France Carpet United Kingdom Neil Broad United States Donald Johnson
United States Kent Kinnear
7-6, 2-6, 6-3

References

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Durban - 29 March - 05 April 1993". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "New York (AP)". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 1 September 1993. p. 28. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Tennis". The Canberra Times. 21 January 1994. p. 20. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Tennis". The Canberra Times. 22 January 1994. p. 50. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Ferreira upsets Sampras in 2nd round". The Item. 8 March 2002. p. 4B. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Gibson, Owen (8 July 2013). "Lendl and Judy the star players in Team Murray's triumph". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016.

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