16 Facts About Taylor Dent

1.

Taylor Phillip Dent was born on April 24,1981 and is a retired professional tennis player from the United States.

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2.

Taylor Dent reached a career-high singles ranking of World No 21, winning 4 singles titles.

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3.

Taylor Dent played with distinction at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he made a push all the way to the semi-finals, where he was defeated by eventual gold medalist Nicolas Massu of Chile.

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4.

Taylor Dent, paired with Lisa Raymond, won the 2006 Hopman Cup, defeating the Netherlands two sets to one in the final.

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5.

In 2006 Taylor Dent did not play many competitive matches, due to a recurring back and groin problem.

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6.

On May 26,2008, Taylor Dent received a wild card and played at the Carson challenger in the United States.

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7.

In July 2008 Taylor Dent took a wild card into his first ATP tour event for two seasons at the Hall of Fame tennis tournament in Newport, Rhode Island.

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8.

Taylor Dent followed this win up by defeating second seed and fellow American Robert Kendrick.

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9.

Taylor Dent had a poor run of form following this, but reversed the poor form by qualifying for Wimbledon, having entered the qualifying via a wildcard.

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10.

Taylor Dent won his way through to the main draw, where he lost to Daniel Gimeno Traver in five sets in the first round.

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11.

Taylor Dent is the son of former ATP player and 1974 Australian Open finalist Phil Taylor Dent.

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12.

Taylor Dent's godfather is the former top ten player John Alexander, of Australia, who was Phil Dent's doubles partner when that duo won the 1975 Australian Open doubles title.

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13.

Taylor Dent appeared in an American TV commercial for the insurance company Genworth Financial as the opponent of a boy playing the role of Jaden Agassi, the young son of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.

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14.

Taylor Dent attended the Monte Vista High School, in Northern California.

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15.

Taylor Dent has been a commentator on The Tennis Channel for the US Open in 2006,2007, and 2011.

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16.

Taylor Dent has a tattoo of the American flag and of the Australian flag on his right shoulder.

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