Taylor Dent is a retired professional tennis player from the United States of America. Throughout his career, he made a little over $2.5 million. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No.21 on August 8, 2005.

Player Bio and Personal Life

He was born Taylor Philip Dent on April 24, 1981, in Newport Beach, California. He stands 188 centimeters and his last listed weight is 88 kilograms. He plays right-handed and he has a two-handed backhand.

Height / weight 1.88 m /
Born 24 Apr 1981
Nationality United States United States

He started playing tennis when he was 10 years old. He is the son of Phil Dent who was a Top 20 player and reached the finals of the Australian Open in 1974 and made notable finishes at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. His mother was also a former tennis player. She made it to the US Open doubles final in 1977.

His father is Australian and his mother is American. Phillip has a tattoo of the American and Australian flags on his right shoulder.

He is married to Jennifer Hopkins who was a former professional tennis player on the WTA tour. They have a son named Declan.

School and Junior Career

Dent attended Monte Vista High School. As a junior player, he was ranked No.7 in the world and he reached the quarter-finals at the boy’s event at Roland Garros in 1998. In his early career, he was coached by his father, Phil.

Professional Career

Dent turned pro in 1998. He made a number of notable appearances, winning ATP titles in Bangkok, Memphis, Moscow, and Newport. One of his most impressive victories was besting Andy Roddick at the finals of the Memphis.

Some of his more notable finishes include a 2R finish at Roland Garros in 2004. In the same year, he made it to the 4R of Wimbledon and the 3R of the Australian Open. In this year as well, he made it to the Semi-Finals of the Athens Summer Olympics games.

In 2006, he took time off from playing to help address back and groin problems. He underwent back surgery in 2006. In 2008, he played his first professional match since his surgery. This was at the Carson Challenger in the US. Two years later, he retired from professional tennis.

Career Highlights

  • Career Record: 151–140 (ATP Tour andGrand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
  • Career Titles: 4
  • Highest Ranking: No. 21 (August 8,2005)

Notable Grand Slam Singles Performance

  • Australian Open - 3R (2002, 2004, 2005)
  • French Open - 2R (2005)
  • Wimbledon - 4R (2005)
  • US Open - 4R (2003)

Doubles

Career Record: 16–37 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)Highest Ranking: No. 170 (August 20, 2001)

Medal Record

Silver – 2004 Athens Olympics, Representing the United States of America

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