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|Date of birth||12th August 1971|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C. USA|
|Family||Father : Sam (Soterios)-> Aerospace engineer for the Department of Defense.
Mother : Georgia-> Homemaker
Brother : Gus-> Current assistant Tournament Director at Scottsdale ATP Tour Event.
Elder sister : Stella->(won 1988 NCAA doubles at UCLA)current Head coach there.
Younger sister : Mario
Wife : Bridgette Wilson
|Residence||Previously stayed in Tampa, Florida from spring 1998
until 1999. He now lives in songwriter Kenny G’s Benedict Canyon ex-home (in Los Angeles) which he bought for close to its $2.9 million asking price. Built in 1976 and later re-modeled, the Country English-style home has three bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths in
more than 5,000 square feet. The home also has a recording studio,gym,pool and, of course, a tennis court. The home is on 1 1/2 acres.
|Grand Slam Titles||14|
|Current Coach||Paul Annecone|
|Past Coaches||Pete Fischer, Joe Brandi, Tim Gullickson,John Austin, Robert Lansorp.|
|Former Trainer||Pat Etcheberry|
|Practice Facility Location||Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, Florida|
|Idols||Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall|
|Current Shoes||Nike Air Meadow Mesh Supreme|
|Racquet||Wilson Pro Staff Original|
|Favorite Music||Anything from Led Zeppelin to Cat Stevens|
|Favorite Food||Italian food and pasta|
|Favorite Book||Catcher in the Rye|
|Favorite Pastime||Playing golf (handicap 10) and watching any sports on
TV (fan of Formula One racing and NBA)
|Most Convenient thing he has done||Rented a Cessna Citation 10 jet to make personal traveling easier.|
|His Definition of “Success”||“Reaching your potential. I’ve been successful, but there are still challenges for me”|
|Quote on Wimbledon court||“This is the best court in the world, this is my home away from home.”|
|Favorite Quality||His ability to laugh at himself.|
|Least favorite Quality||His impatience|
|Movie that made him cry||Titanic.|
|Movie that made him laugh||There’s something about Mary.|
|Strengths||Aggressive serve, killer forehand and staying power|
|Sponsorships||Nike, Wilson, Movado, Ray Ban, Babolat|
|Interesting facts about him||-No.1 player in world from 1993-98;
Youngest ever U.S.Open men’s champion (19 years,28 days) in 1990;
-His win at U.S.Open in 2002 gave him 14 grand slam singles titles for his career, more than any other male player;
-Has won 2 Australian Opens (1994,97), 7 Wimbledon’s (1993,94,95,97,98,99,00) and 5 U.S. Opens (1990,93,95,96,2002);
-Career money leader on ATP Tour;
-The only pro to ever serve more than 1,000 aces in a single season;
– Became the first American man to win an Olympic Gold medal in singles (1996) since Vincent Richards in 1924.