Andrew Whittington

  • Age23
  • Born11 August 1993
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDes Tyson
  • Pro Since2009

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

2015 582
2014 463
2013 415
2012 772
2011 961



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

2013 Cairns F7 ITF, Cambodia F1 ITF


2016 Gimcheon Challenger

2014 Chinese Taipei F1 ITF, Wollongong F9 ITF

2013 Greece F5 ITF, Toowoomba F6 ITF

Andrew Whittington in the news

Biggest movers: Aussie teens making gains
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
4 October, 2016

Lizette Cabrera and Marc Polmans have enjoyed huge rankings gains following their success on the Australian Pro Tour, while fellow teen Destanee Aiava has soared more than 100…
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Whittington thrives in ATP main draw debut
Andrew Whittington; Getty Images
27 September, 2016

Andrew Whittington saved an incredible four match points in his ATP main draw debut in Shenzhen, beating Luca Vanni to set up a stoush with Richard Gasquet.
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Aussies chasing glory in China
Nick Kyrgios hasn't dropped a set en route to the third round of US Open 2016; Getty Images
26 September, 2016

Seven Australians will play at ATP and WTA tournaments across China this week as the Asian swing continues.
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Rodionova through in US Open qualifying
Arina Rodionova in action at the Australian Open 2016 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
25 August, 2016

Arina Rodionova was Australia's shining light on the second day of US Open qualifying, while our three Aussie men in action all fell at the first hurdle.
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