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Ellis Ferreira (born 19 February 1970) is a former professional male tennis player from South Africa. He played collegiately at the University of Alabama, earning all-SEC and all-American honors. He won 2 Grand Slam doubles titles, the Men's title at the 2000 Australian Open with Rick Leach and the mixed doubles at the Australian Open with Corina Morariu in 2001. Ferreira was named the Senior Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Head Coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, in July 2007. Ferreira is now the co-owner of the Eagleton/ Ferreira Tennis Academy on Longboat Key in Florida (www.eftennis.com).[1]

Ellis Ferreira
Full nameEllis Russell Ferreira
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidenceAtlanta, United States
Born (1970-02-19) 19 February 1970 (age 49)
Pretoria, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1992
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$2,378,295
Singles
Career record4–8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 210 (3 October 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (1994)
US Open2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record314–201
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 2 (31 January 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2000)
French OpenQF (1999)
WimbledonSF (1996)
US OpenF (2000)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2001)
French Open3R (1997, 1999)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US OpenSF (2001)

Contents

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (18 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1–0)
ATP Masters Series (4–6)
ATP Championship Series (2–4)
ATP Tour (10–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–11)
Clay (4–3)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (5–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Apr 1994 Sun City, South Africa Hard   Grant Stafford   Marius Barnard
  Brent Haygarth
3–6, 5–7
Loss 2. Jul 1995 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Jan Siemerink   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 1. Oct 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet   Jan Siemerink   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Win 2. Jan 1996 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Jan Siemerink   Patrick McEnroe
  Sandon Stolle
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. Apr 1996 Miami, United States Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
1–6, 3–6
Win 3. Apr 1996 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Jan Siemerink   Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 4. Jan 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 5. Feb 1997 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Patrick Galbraith   Rick Leach
  Jonathan Stark
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 4. Mar 1997 Philadelphia, United States Hard (i)   Patrick Galbraith   Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
3–6, 3–6
Win 6. Jun 1997 Nottingham, England Grass   Patrick Galbraith   Danny Sapsford
  Chris Wilkinson
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 7. Oct 1997 Vienna, Austria Carpet   Patrick Galbraith   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  David Prinosil
6–3, 6–4
Win 8. Oct 1997 Lyon, France Carpet   Patrick Galbraith   Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 5. Nov 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Patrick Galbraith   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Richey Reneberg
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 6. Jan 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Rick Leach   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 7. Feb 1998 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   David Roditi   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 4–6
Win 9. Mar 1998 Miami, United States Hard   Rick Leach   Alex O'Brien
  Jonathan Stark
6–2, 6–4
Loss 8. Apr 1998 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Rick Leach   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 0–6
Win 10. May 1998 Atlanta, United States Clay   Brent Haygarth   Alex O'Brien
  Richey Reneberg
6–3, 0–6, 6–2
Loss 9. May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay   Rick Leach   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Win 11. Jun 1998 Halle, Germany Grass   Rick Leach   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 10. Aug 1998 Toronto, Canada Hard   Rick Leach   Martin Damm
  Jim Grabb
7–6, 2–6, 6–7
Loss 11. Mar 1999 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Rick Leach   Wayne Black
  Sandon Stolle
6–7, 3–6
Win 12. May 1999 Rome, Italy Clay   Rick Leach   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Win 13. Jan 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Rick Leach   Olivier Delaître
  Jeff Tarango
7–5, 6–4
Win 14. Jan 2000 Australian Open, Australia Hard   Rick Leach   Wayne Black
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16
Win 15. Apr 2000 Atlanta, United States Clay   Rick Leach   Justin Gimelstob
  Mark Knowles
6–3, 6–4
Loss 12. Jun 2000 Nottingham, England Grass   Rick Leach   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 13. Aug 2000 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Rick Leach   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–7, 4–6
Loss 14. Sep 2000 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Rick Leach   Lleyton Hewitt
  Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Loss 15. Oct 2001 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   Jeff Tarango   Max Mirnyi
  Sandon Stolle
6–7, 6–7
Win 16. Oct 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet   Rick Leach   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6, 6–4
Win 17. Nov 2001 Paris, France Carpet   Rick Leach   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 18. Feb 2002 ATP Doubles Challenge Cup, Bangalore Hard   Rick Leach   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 3R 1R 1R QF QF SF W 2R QF 2R 1 / 10 23–9
French Open A A A 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 9 8–9
Wimbledon A A A 2R 1R SF 3R QF 2R QF QF 2R A 0 / 9 18–9
U.S. Open A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R F QF 2R A 0 / 9 12–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 37 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 1–4 5–4 6–4 6–4 9–4 14–3 9–4 5–4 1–1 N/A 61–36
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A QF 2R 2R F QF 1R 1R A 0 / 7 8–7
Miami A A A 1R A F 2R W 3R 3R QF 2R A 1 / 8 13–7
Monte Carlo A A A A A W QF 2R 2R QF 1R 1R A 1 / 7 7–5
Rome A A A A 2R SF 2R F W 2R QF A A 1 / 7 17–6
Hamburg A A A A 1R 2R SF SF SF 1R QF A A 0 / 7 8–7
Canada A A A QF A A 2R F SF QF QF QF A 0 / 7 14–7
Cincinnati A A A QF QF SF QF 2R 2R F 2R 1R A 0 / 9 15–9
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R QF F 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Paris A A A A A 2R SF 2R SF 2R W SF A 1 / 7 12–6
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 8 0 / 9 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 0 4 / 66 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 3–3 16–7 7–9 15–7 18–8 13–9 18–8 6–7 0–0 N/A 100–61
Year End Ranking 569 407 137 64 68 13 10 10 13 5 15 52 359 N/A

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