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- Age: 27 (19.10.1987)
- Birthplace: Narrandera, Australia
- Residence: Melbourne, Australia
- Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2006
- Coach: Ben Mathias
As of 25.05.2015
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Nickname is “Grothy”…Started playing tennis aged 10 in Corowa, NSW…Parents are Philipp and Melinda; brother, Oliver, and sister, Sophie…Favourite surfaces are grass and hard courts and shot is serve…Favourite tournament is Australian Open…Idols growing up were Pat Rafter and Mark Philippoussis…Chose tennis over Aussie Rules football at 16, moving to Melbourne to train…Hobbies include most sports, music, movies…Love Aussie Rules football and would be an AFL player if he wasn’t involved in tennis…Favourite team is Sydney Swans (AFL)…Spends a lot of time in Richmond, VA, now between tournaments...Was Wimbledon junior doubles finalist (w/Kennaugh)…At an ATP Challenger Tour event in Busan in May 2012, hit the fastest serve on record at 163.4 miles per hour.
2014 -- The big-serving Aussie put together a year-end best ranking in singles (No. 81) and doubles (No. 31), finishing in Top 100 for 1st time and winning his maiden ATP World Tour doubles title...In July, reached his 1st ATP World Tour SF in Newport, defeating reigning champion Mahut in QF before losing to Karlovic. Afterwards, jumped from No. 123 to No. 99 on July 14...In opening week of season advanced to QF on home soil in Brisbane (l. to Chardy)...In March, earned 1st career Challenger title in Rimouski, Canada (d. Pavic). Also runner-up in Leon, Mexico in April (l. to R.Ram) and Nottingham-2 in June (l. to countryman Kyrgios) Captured 1st Grand Slam match win at US Open, defeating Ramos-Viñolas (l. to Federer in 2R). Fell in the 1R at the Australian Open (l. to Pospisil) and Wimbledon (l. to Dolgopolov) On July 20, captured his 1st ATP World Tour doubles title in Bogota (w/Guccione), beating Barrientos-Cabal 11-9 in Match TB. Also advanced to final in Washington (w/Paes), Shenzhen and Moscow (both w/Guccione)...Also reached doubles SF at Roland Garros, his best Grand Slam result (w/Monaco), falling to eventual champions Benneteau- Roger-Vasselin in 3rd set TB...Averaged 15.6 aces per match, 6th-best in Top 100. Won 89% of service games...Compiled records of 6-11 on hard and 4-2 on grass. Earned a career-high $467,566...
2013 -- Reached ATP World Tour doubles SF with Guccione at St. Petersburg (l. to Marrero-Verdasco 10-5 in Match TB)…
As No. 12 seed with Butorac, fell in Australian Open 3R (l. to No. 6 Rojer-Tecau in third set TB)…
On 6 April, recorded first ATP World Tour clay-court match win versus Estrella Burgos in Houston 1R...
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