PLAYER PROFILE

Christopher O'Connell

  • Age24
  • Born 3 June 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesSydney, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • 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

On court

  • 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

Off court

  • 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

2018 1185
2017 393
2016 240
2015 567
2014 487
2012 1655
2011 1745

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Port Pirie F1 ITF, Serbia F1 ITF, Serbia F4 ITF, Cairns F8 ITF, Blacktown F10 ITF

2014 Croatia F12 ITF

Finals

2019 Mornington #1 ITF, Mornington #2 ITF, Antalya ITF, Antalya ITF

2016 Mornington F4 ITF

 

Christopher O'Connell in the news

Mornington double for Bourchier
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31 March, 2019

Harry Bourchier has made it consecutive Australian Pro Tour titles, claiming his second Mornington title in as many weeks.
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O’Connell, Bourchier in Mornington final repeat
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31 March, 2019

Chris O’Connell has upset top seed Jacob Grills to join Harry Bourchier in the Mornington final for the second consecutive week.
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Bourchier shakes injury to reach Mornington final
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23 March, 2019

Harry Bourchier will face Chris O’Connell for the first time to decide the Australian Pro Tour event in Mornington.
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O’Connell finds form in Mornington
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22 March, 2019

Fourth seed Chris O’Connell has reached the semifinals in Mornington without the loss of a set.
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