Chris Guccione

  • Age38
  • Born30 July 1985
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height201 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachAnthony Lane
  • Playing StatusRetired
“I always knew I had the tennis in me, I just had to get back there physically and to be able to move pain-free again.”

— Chris Guccione, 10 Jun 2020

» Chris Guccione’s comeback challenge

On court

  • 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.

Off court

  • 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

2013 520
2012 570
2011 257
2010 379
2009 136
2008 81
2007 102
2006 152
2005 149
2004 297
2003 459
2002 881



2010 USA F25 Challenger

2009 Aptos Challenger

2006 Ecuador Challenger, Columbia Challenger

2005 Tasmania Challenger, Canberra Challenger

2004 Australia F3 ITF


2011 Burnie (Australia) Challenger

2008 Sydney ATP

2007 Adelaide ATP, Columbia Challenger

2006 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger

Chris Guccione in the news

Chris Guccione’s comeback challenge
IMPRESSIVE RETURN: Chris Guccione in action at the ATP Cup in January. Picture: Getty Images
10 June, 2020

A return to professional tennis this season has tested Chris Guccione is many different ways.
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Rankings watch: Kyrgios returns to top 20
ON THE RISE: Nick Kyrgios is back in the world's top 20 after his Australian Open run. Picture: Getty Images
4 February, 2020

From impressive rises to career-high rankings, many Australian players made giant strides in the latest rankings.
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Kyrgios seals ATP Cup win for Australia
Nick Kyrgios kicked off the 2020 season with an unbeaten run at the ATP Cup in Brisbane; Getty Images
8 January, 2020

Nick Kyrgios was cool under pressure as he outlasted Stefanos Tsitsipas to maintain Australia's unbeaten run at the ATP Cup in Brisbane.
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ATP Cup: Australia beats Canada in Brisbane
Australia's Alex de Minaur celebrates his victory over Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Cup in Brisbane. (Getty Images)
5 January, 2020

Singles victories to John Millman and Alex de Minaur have given Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead over Canada at the ATP Cup in Brisbane.
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