Florent was born in Melbourne to parents who had migrated from Mauritius. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 3 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 10 times. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 13 in 2001.
Florent died from colorectal cancer at the age of 45 on 16 August 2016. He is the father of the Sydney AFL footballer Oliver Florent.
Andrew florent died at 45 due to colorectal cancer