Andrew Florent

  • Born24 October 1970
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • Playing StatusDeceased

Florent made more than a million dollars on the ATP Tour, and this was largely due to his exploits on the doubles court.

He began playing tennis at the age of seven. He won three doubles titles (1999 and 1994 St. Poelten and Adelaide 1998) and was a finalist on 10 occasions.

He was a quarterfinalist with long-time partner Josh Eagle at Roland Garros in 1997.

As a junior, Florent won the 1988 Victorian Junior Singles title and was runner-up at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 1988.

Florent coached Mark Philippoussis in 2005 and was a presenter on the weekly TV tennis program, SLAM! Road to the Australian Open, which aired in 2004.

He was married to Rachel and they had two sons, Oliver (born 1998) and Jai (born 2001).

He later worked for Boutique Homes in Melbourne.

Andrew Florent in the news

Gallery: celebrating Andrew Florent
Andrew Florent takes part in the Gerard McCabe Jewellers Celebrity Tennis Challenge at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in December 2007, an event raising funds to benefit the research work of the Bone Growth Foundation; Getty Images
17 August, 2016

On an emotional day for the Australian tennis family, we remember the impressive career of the hugely popular and highly respected Andrew Florent.
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Tennis family mourns Andrew Florent
Andrew Florent in action at the Australian Open 2014 legends event; Getty Images
17 August, 2016

The tennis family remembers Andrew Florent, a true character of the men's tour and one of Australia's great doubles players.
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Dellacqua and Barty head Day 6 Aussie charge
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31:  Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrate after winning a point in their doubles match against Varvara Lepchenko of the USA and Raluca Olaru of Romania during day three of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on December 31, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
18 January, 2014

The dynamic doubles duo of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua headline a super Day 6 for the Aussies at the 2014 Australian Open.
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Australian tennis legends to take on the best
Silver medalists Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge of Australia during the doubles medal ceremony Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; ALLSPORT
8 January, 2014

Australian doubles greats Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge will be just a couple of the names on a star-studded list for the 2014 Australian Open Legends tournament…
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