- Took up tennis aged seven and his whole family, including father, David, sister, Kate, and brother, Nick, all play.
- Member of the Australia’s Junior Davis Cup team, that competed in the finals in Mexico in 2008.
- Reached the Australian Open Junior quarter-finals in 2010.
- Claimed consecutive ITF Junior Championships in Malaysia and the Philippines in 2010.
- Best junior result came at 2010 French Open Junior Championships, where he reached the semi-finals.
- Broke into ATP World Tour top 300 in 2011, following promising results in ITF Futures and ATP Challenger events.
- Secured his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit title in Poland in 2011.
- Won his first ATP World Tour match at the 2012 Brisbane International, beating talented Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in the first round.
- Made his Grand Slam debut at the 2012 Australian Open, reaching the second round.
- Current member of the Australian Institute of Sport Pro Tour Program in 2012.
- Goal is to reach the highest level in the sport, following in the footsteps of his hero, Andy Murray, who he says “is an extremely clever tennis player with a vast amount of talent to back it up”
- Dreams of representing Australia in Davis Cup.
- Favourite surface is fast clay.
- Favourite shot is the serve.
- Favourite tournament is Australian Open.
- Idols growing up were Lleyton Hewitt and Patrick Rafter.
- Best memory in tennis so far is playing Junior Davis Cup for Australia.
- His grandmother, Beryl Penrose, won the Australian Open singles and doubles in 1955.
- Nickname is ‘Ducks’.
- Studying a commerce degree at Deakin University.
- Hobbies include surfing, table tennis, cricket, soccer and hanging with his mates.
- If he weren’t a tennis player he would be a rugby league player for Newcastle Knights.
- His family supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Year-end singles ranking history