He reached a singles ranking of fifth in the world in 1985 and won a U.S. Open doubles titles in 1982 as well as mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
He competed in cricket and tennis at Glenwood High School in Durban, South Africa.
He was the runner-up at the 1984 Australian Open.
He was born in Durban, South Africa and became a naturalized American citizen in 1985.
He lost to Boris Becker in the 1985 finals of Wimbledon.