- Born 3 June 1994
- Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
- LivesSydney, Australia
- CoachFernando Ibarrola
“Getting through that one against Jacob in straight sets in relatively quick time was good and I’m looking forward to the final now.”
— Christopher O'Connell, 31 Mar 2019
» O’Connell, Bourchier in Mornington final repeat
- began playing tennis at age four
- realised at age 16 he was good enough to follow a professional tennis career
- favourite surface is Plexicushion
- tennis goals are to represent Australia in Davis Cup and reach the world’s top 100
- believes travelling is the best part of being a tennis player
- tennis hero is Roger Federer
- ideal mixed doubles partner would be Sam Stosur because of her good volleys
- feels his game most closely resembles Roger Federer’s
- dream tennis scenario would be to defeat a top 10 player in a night match at Rod Laver Arena
- professional goals are to make a living playing tennis and to play Davis Cup for Australia
- describes himself as relaxed, chilled, lazy, neat and cool
- favourite city in the world is Sydney, because of its beaches
- favourite meal is penne carbonara
- best piece of advice he’s received: “to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
- his perfect day would involve spending a morning at the beach followed a coffee and nice lunch, then an afternoon watching a live band with a few beers and mates
Year-end ranking history
2016 Port Pirie F1 ITF, Serbia F1 ITF, Serbia F4 ITF, Cairns F8 ITF, Blacktown F10 ITF
2014 Croatia F12 ITF
2019 Mornington #1 ITF, Mornington #2 ITF, Antalya ITF, Antalya ITF
2016 Mornington F4 ITF
Christopher O'Connell in the news
Harry Bourchier has made it consecutive Australian Pro Tour titles, claiming his second Mornington title in as many weeks.
Chris O’Connell has upset top seed Jacob Grills to join Harry Bourchier in the Mornington final for the second consecutive week.
Harry Bourchier will face Chris O’Connell for the first time to decide the Australian Pro Tour event in Mornington.
Fourth seed Chris O’Connell has reached the semifinals in Mornington without the loss of a set.