PLAYER PROFILE

Jacob Grills

  • Age23
  • Born18 June 1995
  • Birth PlaceVictoria, Australia
  • LivesVictoria, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachWayne Arthurs
“I chose to go overseas after the Australian ATP Challengers which was a bit of a gamble but fortunately I won a few matches.”

— Jacob Grills, 28 Mar 2019

» Grills passes Mornington test

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

2019 Portugal ITF, Portugal ITF

2017 Hong Kong F2 ITF, Hong Kong F3 ITF

2016 Vietnam F3 ITF

Jacob Grills in the news

Biggest movers: McPhee makes her mark
Kaylah McPhee (Getty Images)
30 April, 2019

Kaylah McPhee is the latest Australian woman to crack the world's top 250 after a semifinal run at a WTA 125K event in China.
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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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Grills passes Mornington test
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28 March, 2019

Victorian Jacob Grills continues successful return to the Australian Pro Tour in Mornington.
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Purcell advances in Burnie
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09: Max Purcell of Australia hits a forehand in his match against Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania during day two of Qualifying for the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 9, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)
21 January, 2019

Max Purcell joins a handful of Australians in the second round of the ATP Challenger 80 in Burnie.
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