- Born14 February 1950
- Birth PlaceSydney, NSW
- Playing StatusRetired
Dent was runner-up at the 1974 Australian Open, losing to Jimmy Connors in four sets.
With John Alexander, he won the Australian Open doubles in 1975 and was mixed doubles champion at the US Open in 1976, partnering Billie Jean King.
He was a doubles finalist at the Australian in 1970, 1973 and 1977 and at the French Open in 1975 and 1979. As a junior player, Dent won the Australian and French boys’ singles titles in 1968.
He achieved a career-high singles ranking of 19 in January 1978 and in doubles he peaked at No.51 in January 1983. He won three singles titles and 24 doubles titles.
Retiring in 1983, Dent settled in Orange County, California. His son, Taylor, was a top professional on the ATP Tour, representing the United States.
Dent represented Australia in Davis Cup from 1969 to 1982 and held a 13-6 win–loss record (6-2 singles, 7-4 doubles).
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