PLAYER PROFILE

Andrew Whittington

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
167
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

Kyrgios set for Miami return
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up during his third-round win over Alexander Zverev at the BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
21 March, 2017

The world No.16 returns to action at the Miami Open this week.
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Indian Wells: Aussies out in force on Day 2
(L-R) Ajla Tomljanovic, Bernard Tomic and Jordan Thompson will play their first round matches at Indian Wells on Thursday; Getty Images
9 March, 2017

The three Aussie Ts of Tomic, Thompson and Tomljanovic will take to the court on Thursday at Indian Wells for their first-round matches at the BNP Paribas Open.
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Indian Wells: Kyrgios lands in loaded quarter
Nick Kyrgios trains at Indian Wells ahead of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
8 March, 2017

No.15 seed Nick Kyrgios has found himself in a stacked quarter of the Indian Wells draw also featuring Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro.
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De Minaur, Whittington advance at Indian Wells
Alex De Minaur will play at his home tournament in Sydney
8 March, 2017

Alex De Minaur and Andrew Whittington stand one win from the Indian Wells main draw after winning their first-round qualifying matches on Tuesday.
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