Andrew Florent
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Andrew Florent

Andrew Florent
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1970-10-24)24 October 1970
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died16 August 2016(2016-08-16) (aged 45)
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1990
Prize money$1,113,285
Career record0-0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 610 (10 May 1993)
Career record211-225
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 13 (30 April 2001)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2000, 2001)
French OpenQF (1997)
WimbledonQF (2002)
US Open3R (2001)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1998)
French Open3R (1996)
WimbledonQF (1995)
US Open2R (1996, 1997, 1999, 2001)

Andrew Florent (24 October 1970 - 16 August 2016) was an Australian professional tennis player.[1]

Florent was born in Melbourne to parents who had migrated from Mauritius.[2] He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 3 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 10 times. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 13 in 2001.

Florent died from colorectal cancer at the age of 45 on 16 August 2016.[1] He is the father of the Sydney AFL footballer Oliver Florent.[3]

Career finals

Doubles (3 titles, 7 runners-up)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1994 Bologna, Italy Clay Czech Republic Vojt?ch Flégl Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Patrick Rafter
3-6, 3-6
Win 1. 1994 St. Poelten, Austria Clay Czech Republic Vojt?ch Flégl Malaysia Adam Malik
United States Jeff Tarango
3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 2. 1994 Long Island, U.S. Hard United Kingdom Mark Petchey France Olivier Delaître
France Guy Forget
4-6, 6-7
Loss 3. 1995 Seoul, South Korea Hard Australia Joshua Eagle Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Jeff Tarango
3-6, 2-6
Loss 4. 1996 Oporto, Portugal Clay Australia Joshua Eagle Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal Bernardo Mota
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Win 2. 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Joshua Eagle South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6-4, 6-7, 6-3
Loss 5. 1998 Munich, Germany Clay Australia Joshua Eagle Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
0-6, 3-6
Loss 6. 1998 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Australia Joshua Eagle France Guillaume Raoux
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
6-7, 2-6
Win 3. 1999 St. Poelten, Austria Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy South Africa Brent Haygarth
South Africa Robbie Koenig
5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Loss 7. 2000 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Australia Joshua Eagle United States Brian MacPhie
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonji?
5-7, 4-6
Loss 8. 2000 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Joshua Eagle Argentina Pablo Albano
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 9. 2000 Toronto, Canada Hard Australia Joshua Eagle Canada Sébastien Lareau
Canada Daniel Nestor
3-6, 6-7
Loss 10. 2001 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Australia Joshua Eagle Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6-3, 4-6, 2-6


  1. ^ a b Three-time tennis doubles champion and former Mark Philippoussis coach Andrew Florent loses battle with cancer
  2. ^ Trengove, Allen (25 January 1988). "Anderson ends the run of a giant-killer". The Sydney Morning Heral newspaper. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (7 October 2016). "Oliver Florent, doing it for Dad". The Age newspaper. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2017.

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