PLAYER PROFILE

Andrew Whittington

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
164
ATP
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born11 August 1993
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDes Tyson
  • Pro Since2009
“Playing these top guys, it helps build a lot of confidence ... so I will take a lot from the match.”

— Andrew Whittington, 20 Jan 2017

» Courageous Thompson and Whittington exit

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged five, having receiving a racquet for his birthday
  • Made his Australian Open junior debut in 2009 aged 15
  • First realised at age 16 that he was good enough to pursue a professional career
  • Secured the Asian/Oceania Closed Junior Championships in 2010, beating fellow Australian Ben Wagland in the final
  • Claimed the 17th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Junior Cup in Malaysia and the 22nd Mitsubishi-Lancer International Junior Championships in 2011
  • Captured his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles titles in 2011, winning the Australian F12 and F13 events with partner Luke Saville
  • Won five ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles titles in 2012 – in Italy, Slovenia, Germany and two on home soil
  • Favourite player is Spaniard Rafael Nadal, whom he admires for being “so professional in what he does”
  • Loves being involved in tennis for “the people you meet”
  • Career goal is to win Wimbledon
  • Favourite surface is grass
  • Toughest opponent he’s ever faced is Fernando Verdasco
  • The one match he most wishes he could replay would be his Australian Open 2014 doubles quarterfinal with Alex Bolt; the pair fell to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-2 7-6(1)
  • Dream tennis scenario would be to face Roger Federer at Wimbledon
  • Best piece of tennis advice he’s received is to practice at 100%, day in, day out
  • Ultimate professional tennis goal is to reach world No.1

Off court

  • Hobbies include playing soccer, golf, listening to music and “shooting hoops with friends”
  • His dad, Alan, also plays tennis and his mum, Sue, played netball
  • Had he not been a tennis player, he would have been a cricketer

Year-end singles ranking history

2016 170
2015 582
2014 463
2013 415
2012 772
2011 961


Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Mornington F3 ITF, Mornington F4 ITF, Guam F1 ITF, Hong Kong F1 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF, Hong Kong F3 ITF

2013 Cairns F7 ITF, Cambodia F1 ITF

Finals

2016 Gimcheon Challenger

2014 Chinese Taipei F1 ITF, Wollongong F9 ITF

2013 Greece F5 ITF, Toowoomba F6 ITF

Andrew Whittington in the news

Americans through to semis in Launceston
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Noah Rubin of the United States plays a forehand in his second round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day three of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
10 February, 2017

Three Americans are through to the semifinals at the Launceston ATP Challenger after Aussies Andrew Whittington and Alex Bolt failed to advance.
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Back to business for Whittington and Polmans in Burnie
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington of Australia compete against Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia in their doubles semifinal match on day 11 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Pat Scala/Getty Images)
30 January, 2017

Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington are among the Aussies at the ATP Challenger in Burnie this week after their Australian Open doubles semifinal appearance.
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Polmans and Whittington clinch No.1 triumph
Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington celebrate their semi-final berth.
25 January, 2017

Melbourne’s very own Polmans/Whittington continue to spring the surprise at the Australian Open with a 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4 triumph over No.1 pairing Herbert/Mahut.
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Courageous Thompson and Whittington exit
Australia's Jordan Thompson in action against Dominic Thiem.
20 January, 2017

Jordan Thompson eventually succumbed 6-2 6-1 6-7 (8-6) 6-4 to Thiem, whilst wildcard Andrew Whittington was edged out by Karlovic.
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