2007 IN REVIEW
The Australian finished in Top 150 for first time in his career...Made season debut in Adelaide, falling in round robin action (d. Hajek and l. to Djokovic)...Made first round exits at Australian Open (l. to Gicquel) and US Open (l. to Nadal) for 2-3 ATP record. In doubles, went 0-2, after appearances at Sydney (w/Smeets) and Australian Open (w/Coelho) Rose to career-high No. 123 (Aug. 13, 2007) after capturing one title on Challenger circuit in Nottingham (d. Qureshi) and finishing runner-up in Segovia (l. to Verdasco) the following week.
The South African-born Aussie began playing tennis at age seven at Bruce Larkham's tennis complex in Canberra...Youngest son of father, David, a civil engineer, and Susan, a housewife...Enjoys playing rugby, soccer, basketball and cricket...Made his acting debut in the movie "Wimbledon" released in September 2004 and played fictional player Tom Cavendish...Made his second main draw Grand Slam appearance in 2004 at Australian Open and lost in first round to countryman Chris Guccione...Earned a wild card with success in Aussie Futures and Challengers in late 2003 when he won two tournaments...In 2007, earned a wild card into US Open and battled No. 2 Rafael Nadal to four sets in opening round.