PLAYER PROFILE

Chris Guccione

  • Age34
  • Born30 July 1985
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height201 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachAnthony Lane
  • Pro Since2000

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2010 USA F25 Challenger

2009 Aptos Challenger

2006 Ecuador Challenger, Columbia Challenger

2005 Tasmania Challenger, Canberra Challenger

2004 Australia F3 ITF

Finals

2011 Burnie (Australia) Challenger

2008 Sydney ATP

2007 Adelaide ATP, Columbia Challenger

2006 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger

Chris Guccione in the news

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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Transitioning from life on the professional circuit
Untitled-1
28 June, 2018

Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Dokic and Sam Groth were among some of the past players undertaking a coaching course in Melbourne last week.
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Aussies edged out of final chance
Sam Stosur and Sam Groth in mixed doubles action at Melbourne Park.
27 January, 2017

Two mixed doubles sides with Australian interest contested semi-finals at Melbourne Park on Friday hoping to grab a ticket for the trophy showdown.
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