PLAYER PROFILE

Jacob Grills

  • Age24
  • 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: Kyrgios Aussie men’s No.1
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his ATP title in Washington DC (Getty Images)
6 August, 2019

Nick Kyrgios' return to the world's top 30 this week has also seen him once again become Australia's No.1 male player.
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Polmans qualifies for Washington DC
Marc Polmans (Getty Images)
29 July, 2019

With Marc Polmans winning through the qualifying rounds, there are now seven Aussies in the main draw of the Citi Open in Washington DC.
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Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 100
Alexei Popyrin (Getty Images)
25 June, 2019

Alexei Popyrin has achieved his goal of reaching the top 100, and joins five of his compatriots in this elite ATP rankings bracket.
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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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