Sam Groth
Sam Groth
Sam Groth
Sam Groth
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is “Grothy”.
    • Started playing tennis at age 10 in Corowa, NSW.
    • Parents are Philipp and Melinda; brother, Oliver, andsister, Sophie.
    • Idols growing up were Pat Rafter and Mark Philippoussis.
    • Favourite surfaces are grass and hard courts.
    • Favourite shot is serve.
    • Favourite tournament is Australian Open.
    • Hobbies include most sports, music, movies.
    • Favourite team is Sydney Swans (AFL).
    • Chose tennis over Aussie Rules football at 16, moving toMelbourne to train. In 2011, switched sports to play AussieRules football for the Vermont Eagles in Melbourne, cameback to play tennis in 2012.
    • Awarded with Australia’s Newcombe Medal in 2015, which isgiven annually to Australia’s most outstanding tennis player.
    • Spends a lot of time in Richmond, VA, betweentournaments.
    • Physiotherapist is Ivan Gutierrez.

    (UPDATED JUNE 28,2016)

    • The Aussie has improved year-end ranking in 4 straightseasons (2012-15). In 2015, achieved career-high rankings insingles and doubles. Reached No. 53 in singles on Aug. 10after run to Washington QF (l. to No. 5 Nishikori). Rose toNo. 24 in doubles on Feb. 2 after advancing to AustralianOpen 3R w/Butorac (l. to Rojer/Tecau 76 in 3rd). Fell fromNo. 264 to No. 518 in singles rankings during 8-monthabsence in 2011 while playing Aussie Rules football
    • Reached 1st ATP World Tour singles SF at 2014 Newport (l. toKarlovic). Won 1st doubles title the following week atBogotá with countryman Guccione (d. Shamasdin/Sharan19-17 in Match TB and Barrientos/Cabal 11-9 in Match TB).Also owns 3 singles and 16doubles titles on ATPChallenger Tour, most recently winning doubles at 2016 Busan, KOR w/Paes (d. Ratiwatana/Ratiwatana) and singles at 2015Taipei, TPE (d. Kravchuk) and Manchester, GBR (d. Saville)
    • Advanced to 3R of a Grand Slam twice in singles: 2015Australian Open (d. Kokkinakis in 5 sets, l. to Tomic) and 2015Wimbledon (l. to No. 2 Federer in 4 sets). In doubles,reached 2014 Roland Garros SF in only event w/Golubev aspartner (l. to eventual champions Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin). As a junior, played in 2005 Wimbledondoubles final w/Kennaugh (l. to Levine/Shabaz)
    • Secured 1st ATP Masters 1000 win at 2016 Miami (d. Estrella Burgos, l. to Thiem in 2R). Fell in 1R ofsingles at 2014 Indian Wells as Q, 2014 Shanghai as Q, 2015Indian Wells,2015 Miami and 2016 Indian Wells
    • Earned 19 ATP World Tour singles wins in 2015 afteraccumulating 13 in total from 2005-14. Yet to beat a Top 10opponent (0-7). Owns records of 112-95atChallengers and 137-71 at Futures. Made successful ATP debut at 2008 Nottingham, qualifyingand beating J. Baker in 1R (l. to Simon in 2R)
    • Right foot injury forced premature end to 2015 season.Retired in Tokyo 1R (l. to Chardy), then withdrew from ATPMasters 1000 Shanghai and Vienna


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