- His tennis-playing parents, Santo and Dianne, introduced him to the game aged 10.
- He and his brother took it up because they enjoyed the competition.
- Claimed the first top 10 win of his career, defeating World No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero in Sydney 2004.
- Made his Grand Slam debut at the 2004 Australian Open.
- Secured his first ITF Futures Pro Circuit title at the 2004 Australia F3 in Berri, NSW.
- Captured his first Challenger title at Burnie, Tasmania in 2005.
- Made his Davis Cup debut in 2005 against Austria, winning the dead rubber.
- Proudest moment was winning the fifth rubber in Australia’s 2006 Davis Cup tie against Switzerland in Geneva, giving Australia a 3-2 victory.
- Won back-to-back South American Challenger titles at Quito and Medellin in 2006.
- Broke into top 100 for first time in 2007 and reached his first ATP final in Adelaide.
- Fired a career-best, and ATP season-high, 45 aces in the first round of the 2007 Australian Open.
- Finished in top 100 for the first time in 2008.
- Represented Australia in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Endured a prolonged injury spell in 2010, which saw him sidelined for six months.
- Nicknamed “Gucc” (pronounced Gooch).
- Supports the Geelong Cats AFL team.
- If he could come back in a second life he would like to be an AFL player.
- Ideal holiday destination is a tropical beach.
- Favourite band is U2.
- Favourite actor is Adam Sandler.
- Sporting idols are Pete Sampras and Tiger Woods.
- Credits his family as his inspiration due to the fact they have all been so supportive in his career.
Year-end singles ranking history