PLAYER PROFILE

Andrew Whittington

  • Age23
  • 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

» Whittington looking to continue march

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 Gimcheon Challenger

2014 Chinese Taipei F1 ITF, Wollongong F9 ITF

2013 Greece F5 ITF, Toowoomba F6 ITF

Andrew Whittington in the news

Ebden through to Newport semifinals
Matt Ebden kisses the turf after winning through to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open (photo credit Jennifer Carter)
21 July, 2017

Matt Ebden has reached his first career ATP semifinal after beating Tobias Kamke at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, taking his winning streak to five.
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Biggest movers: Rodionova sets new high
NEW HIGH: Arina Rodionova has set a new career-best ranking after her Wimbledon performance; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova rises to a new career-high ranking after Wimbledon effort.
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Groth, Ebden qualify at Newport
IMPRESSIVE FORM:  Sam Groth has qualified for the ATP tournament in Newport; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Australians Sam Groth and Matthew Ebden earn place in Newport main draw.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 4
Arina Rodionova hydrates at Wimbledon during her first-round epic against 16th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova; Getty Images
6 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova prepares for the biggest match of her career in the Wimbledon women's singles while Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and John Peers kick off their doubles campaigns.
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