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Byron Talbot (born 15 September 1964), is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won seven doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional six times. He achieved a career-high doubles world ranking of Number 20 in 1996.

Byron Talbot
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1964-09-15) 15 September 1964 (age 55)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1988
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$861,245
Singles
Career record1–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 229 (3 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1989)
Doubles
Career record183–237
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 20 (29 July 1966)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1995)
French OpenQF (1996)
WimbledonSF (1993)
US Open2R (1995, 1996)

Byron played collegiate tennis at the University of Tennessee. He is currently a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Dallas, Texas.[1]

Doubles titles (7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (2)
ATP Tour (5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Brad Pearce   Scott Davis
  Broderick Dyke
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1992 Hong Kong Hard   Byron Black   Brad Gilbert
  Jim Grabb
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1992 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Glenn Layendecker   Javier Sánchez
  Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 1992 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Brad Pearce   Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1994 Doha, Qatar Hard   Shelby Cannon   Olivier Delaître
  Stephane Simian
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1995 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   Libor Pimek   Bill Behrens
  Matt Lucena
5–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Libor Pimek   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 1–6, 7–6
Winner 4. 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Libor Pimek   Wayne Arthurs
  Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1996 Rome, Italy Clay   Libor Pimek   Byron Black
  Grant Connell
2–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1996 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Libor Pimek   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 6. 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Libor Pimek   David Adams
  Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1997 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Libor Pimek   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 1998 Nottingham, U.K. Grass   Justin Gimelstob   Sébastien Lareau
  Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–7, 6–4

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