PLAYER PROFILE

Andrew Whittington

  • Age24
  • Born11 August 1993
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDes Tyson
  • Pro Since2009
“"Tennis has its high and lows, that's for sure, and this is a definite high. I've just got to keep everything in perspective and just embrace it as much as I can."”

— Andrew Whittington, 2 Jul 2017

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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 Hua Hin Challenger

2016 Gimcheon Challenger

2014 Chinese Taipei F1 ITF, Wollongong F9 ITF

2013 Greece F5 ITF, Toowoomba F6 ITF

Andrew Whittington in the news

Whittington at home in Mildura
Whittington
7 March, 2018

Second seed Andrew Whittingon is safely through in his opening round at the ITF Futures event in Mildura.
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Gallant Groth falls to Fritz in Australian Open qualifying
Sam Groth prepares to strike a forehand against Taylor Fritz
10 January, 2018

The 30-year-old entered the men's singles event at Melbourne Park for the final time before retirement.
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Rodionova, Aiava headline AO Play-off draw
Arina Rodionova will contest the US Open main draw for the first time after winning the Australian women's wildcard play-off in New Haven; Getty Images
10 December, 2017

Arina Rodionova and Destanee Aiava are seeded to meet in the final of the women's Australian Open Play-off while in the men's event, Omar Jasika will look to go…
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Biggest movers: Millman, Whittington make tracks
John Millman is looking forward to his third round clash with Philipp Kohlschreiber. Photo: Getty Images
29 November, 2017

After battling it out in the final of the Hua Hin Challenger event in Thailand, John Millman and Andrew Whittington have shot up the ATP rankings.
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