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Wayne Odesnik is one of the youngest Jewish players who is in the top ranking. He is also one of the few tennis professionals who play in his left hand and a strong two-handed back hand. He was currently ranked number 87, as his singles career high. He is number 397 in the doubles ranking, also his career high in the division. He is born on November 21, 1985 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently resides in Weston Florida, USA.

During his earlier career as a junior, he managed to advance in 2000 finals at the Easter Bowl for the singles division. In 2001 he achieved the singles titles in the ITF Tournament at the El Paso Youth Tennis Centre. It was in this year he first played professional tennis. He won two future events in Jamaica in 2003, one over Jacob Adaktusson and to Juan Monaco both in the finals. He also won one doubles event in the Future. He finished the season in the 446th position but the Future title he won was his first ever.

He gained a wild card entry in the 2004 US Open into the main draw and won the first set against David Sanchez. He reached one 2005 Futures doubles final paired with Josh Groffi. They lost a game to David Martin and Scott Lipsky. In the singles event, Odesnik advanced to two finals out of five Futures play. He consequently, ended the year with a 10-match winning streak.

In 2006, Odesnik won 3 titles in the singles category on the Futures circuit. He won the Milan Challenger title over Arnaud di Pasquale, a bronze Olympic medallist. The following year in the 2007 US Open, Odesnk won a game over Thai player Danai Udomchoke but lost to Juan Ignacio Chela in the quarterfinals. He defeated Jan Hernych at the Rogers Masters qualifying himself with a 182 ranking.

Odesnik won at least 7 singles titles in all combining two ITF Men’s Circuit events in the Challenger and Futures tournament.

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