PLAYER PROFILE

Jacob Grills

  • Age23
  • Born18 June 1995
  • Birth PlaceVictoria, Australia
  • LivesVictoria, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachWayne Arthurs
“It’s my first Aussie title and my first $25,000 (ITF Futures) title as well. I’m pretty happy with it.”

— Jacob Grills, 23 Sep 2018

» Grills grabs Cairns crown

On court

  • first realised at age 13 that he was good enough to pursue a professional career
  • in 2011, won the Gosford Junior International
  • won the 16s boys doubles event at the Optus Australian Championships
  • favourite player is Roger Federer
  • ideal mixed doubles partner would be Samantha Harris
  • names Albert Ramos as the toughest opponent he’s faced
  • dream tennis scenario would be to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena
  • professional goals are to crack the top 100 and play Davis Cup

Off court

  • if not a tennis player, he would be an Australian Rules footballer or soccer player

Year-end singles ranking history

2018 455
2017 577
2016 1026
2015 529
2014 770
2013 880
2012 1105

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Cairns F5 ITF

2015 Thailand F3 ITF

Finals

2017 Hong Kong F2 ITF, Hong Kong F3 ITF

2016 Vietnam F3 ITF

Jacob Grills in the news

Biggest movers: Aussie men rise high in 2018
Alexei Popyrin rose more than 550 places in the rankings in 2018; Getty Images
20 November, 2018

Strong representation in the top 50, 12 different ATP Challenger champions, 15 players enjoying major rankings improvements ... it was a banner season for Australian men's…
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Biggest movers: Aussie women make gains in 2018
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

Many of Australia's women have enjoyed excellent 2018 seasons, with their improvements reflected in the release of the WTA year-end rankings this week.
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Thompson keeps rolling in Canberra
Jordan THOMPSON (AUS) [3] during Day four of the Apis Canberra International #ApisCBRINTL. Match was played at Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham, Canberra, ACT on Tuesday 30 October 2018. Photo: Ben Southall. #Tennis #Canberra
2 November, 2018

Jordan Thompson searches for three consecutive ATP Challenger finals after cruising into the Canberra semifinals.
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Harris shakes injury to play Canberra
HarrisCanberra 2018
29 October, 2018

After missing Traralgon due to injury, Victorian Andrew Harris is back in action at the ATP Challenger in Canberra while top seed Jason Kubler is forced to withdraw.
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