PLAYER PROFILE

Dane Sweeny

  • Age23
  • Born12 February 2001
  • LivesQueensland, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I’d say my forehand is probably the shot I like to hit the most.”

— Dane Sweeny, 1 Mar 2024

» Train with Dane Sweeny: Balance is key to achieving on-court success

On court

  • Crowned champion at the 16/u Australian Championships in December 2017
  • Singles winner of the 2018 Lee Duk Hee Cup Chuncheon International in Korea
  • Made ITF junior debut in 2014 at the Queensland Junior Winter International in Kawana
  • Cracked the ITF junior world’s top 100 in late 2017
  • In March 2018, won first professional-level, main-draw match at the Australian Pro Tour event in Mornington
  • Inspired by Lleyton Hewitt: “I love Lleyton’s competitiveness, his determination not to miss a point and how he puts so much pressure on his opponents,” he said.
  • Advanced to the final round of Australian Open 2021 qualifying as a No.795-ranked wildcard
  • Won his first ATP main draw singles match at the Melbourne Summer Series in 2021
  • Won six Australian Pro Tour titles (from seven finals) in 2022, as well as winning more than 60 singles matches
  • During that brilliant 2022 season, rose from outside the top 500 (February) to a career-high ranking of No.236 (October)

Year-end singles ranking

2023 256
2022 253
2021 492
2020 779
2019 1015

Dane Sweeny in the news

Australian women off to a promising start in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
21 May, 2024

Australians Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma all scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
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Fourteen Australians to contest qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Astra Sharma, James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova are the top-ranked Aussie contenders in Roland Garros 2024 qualifying.
19 May, 2024

Astra Sharma, James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova are among 14 Australian contenders in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competition.
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Train with Dane Sweeny: Balance is key to achieving on-court success
Dane Sweeny at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Tennis Australia
1 March, 2024

Rising Australian star Dane Sweeny reflects on the importance of hard work, as well as maintaining a holistic approach, in our "Train with the pros" series.
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Aussie weekly wrap: 14 Australians contest finals across historic week
Taylah Preston advanced to the biggest singles final of her career this week. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 February, 2024

The fast-rising Taylah Preston was among 14 Australian players to contest finals in professional tournaments this week.
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