Kaden Hensel

  • Age37
  • Born 5 June 1986
  • LivesSt Kilda, Victoria
  • Height194 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony
  • Pro Since2004

On court

  • began playing tennis at the age of four with his father, Hans, who is a geoscientist; mother, Cheryl, is a dispute resolution manager at Bond University
  • enjoys the competitive nature of the sport and its mental and physical challenges
  • hero is Pat Rafter because of the way he competed and the respect that he has earned on and off the court
  • attended the University of Tennessee and is an exponent of the US college system
  • achieved NCAA All American status in 2007 and 2008 for singles and doubles and his favourite event is the NCAA Tournament, likening the atmosphere to that of the Davis Cup and Grand Slams
  • most memorable moment was playing No.1 for his university against defending champions, the Georgia Bulldogs, in the last home match of his college career and winning the decider to break Georgia’s 48-match winning streak
  • biggest influence is former American world No.29 Chris Woodruff who is now associate head coach for men’s tennis at the University of Tennessee

Off court

  • enjoys playing golf, table tennis and cricket.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 1052
2010 546
2009 436
2008 1003
2007 1087

Kaden Hensel in the news

Aussie tennis stars headline new-look ATL
Thanasi Kokkinakis has battled illness ahead of his Wimbledon campaign; Getty Images
19 November, 2015

Many of Australia's top tennis stars will do battle in the coming weeks in a revamped Asia-Pacific Tennis League.
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Tennis Brisbane Chargers to head ATL North Conference
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. 27th January 2015. Asia Pacific Tennis League at Melbourne Park.
13 November, 2015

The Asia-Pacific Tennis League (ATL) 2015 North Conference gets underway later this month in an action-packed three weeks of team tennis.
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Rafter triumphant in ATL debut
Pat Rafter signs autographs for fans after his win for Sunshine Coast Breakers in the ATL Queensland Conference against Gavin Van Peperzeel of the Tennis Brisbane Chargers; Tennis Queensland
11 November, 2013

Aussie tennis legend and Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter headlined a tremendous opening weekend of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Tennis League's Queensland Conference.
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Leading Aussie players go head-to-head in the Qld Conference
6 November, 2013

The defending men’s and women’s champions will face stern opening round tests in the Asia Pacific Tennis League, QLD Conference when it kicks off Friday night at the…
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