- Started playing tennis aged seven when his dad, Matthew introduced him to the game.
- Captured his first ITF junior title in Florence, winning the 31st City of Florence International doubles in 2006.
- Claimed his maiden ITF Futures circuit event in Alabama in 2009, defeating Conor Niland from Ireland in the final.
- Made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open 2010 in the qualifying event.
- Captured the ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles title in Wolfsburg, Germany in 2010.
- Broke into the world’s top 300 for the first time in 2010.
- Secured four ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles titles on home soil in 2011.
- Ultimate goal is to win the French Open.
- Favourite surface is clay.
- Hobbies include playing soccer, going to the movies and listening to music.
Year-end singles ranking history