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

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
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$1,113,285
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 610 (10 May 1993)
Doubles
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)

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]

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Career finalsEdit

Doubles (3 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (7 October 2016). "Oliver Florent, doing it for Dad". The Age newspaper. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 20 May 2017.

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