PLAYER PROFILE

Wayne Arthurs

  • Age49
  • Born18 March 1971
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired

Wayne won his first ATP title in February 2005 at Scottsdale (d Ancic). At 33 years of age, he was the oldest first-time winner since the ATP Tour was formed in 1990.

He retired at Wimbledon 2007 with 12 doubles titles, a career-high singles ranking of 44 (July 2001) and 11 in doubles (November 2003).

Arthurs first came to international attention in 1999 after a phenomenal Wimbledon where he rode his legendary serve through qualifying to the fourth round without once dropping it.

Former Australian Davis Cup coach John Newcombe subsequently selected Wayne for the semifinal tie in Brisbane against Russia and he played an important role in the team thereafter.

In 2003 he was pivotal in Australia’s successful Davis Cup campaign and established a win–loss record of 18-10 (10-4 singles, 8-6 doubles). Arthurs also represented Australia at the Athens 2004 Olympics.

In Grand Slam tennis, his best was R16 showings at Wimbledon in 1999 and 2002, the 2001 French Open and the 2000 US Open.

Wayne is the son of former Irish Davis Cup player Derek Arthurs and Angie Arthurs. Wayne and his partner, Caroline Gideskog, have a daughter, Amber who was born in 2006. In 2010 he joined the National Academy, Melbourne, as a coach.

Wayne Arthurs in the news

Flashback Friday: Australia’s 2003 Davis Cup victory
CHAMPIONS: Todd Woodbridge, Mark Philippoussis, captain John Fitzgerald, Lleyton Hewitt and Wayne Arthurs celebrate their Davis Cup victory in 2003. Picture: Getty Images
27 November, 2020

In our Flashback Friday series, we look back at Australia’s thrilling 2003 Davis Cup final triumph against Spain in Melbourne.
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Philippoussis set for Australian Open return
Mark Philippoussis; Getty Images
31 December, 2014

Former World No.8 Mark Philippoussis is set to return to the courts of Melbourne Park, teaming up with Frenchman Henri Leconte in the Australian Open 2015 Legends tournament.
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Emerging Aussies bond in amazing race
(L-R) Lucas Vuradin, Scott Draper, Daria Gavrilova, Daniel Guccione, Todd Millington and Sam Groth during the Amazing Race team building exercise at Melbourne Park; Tennis Australia
3 December, 2014

A group of 16 emerging Australian tennis talents were put through their educational and physical paces this week as part of a team building exercise at Melbourne Park.
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Australia revisits glory days thanks to rankings boost
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Groth, Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Matt Ebden and Nick Kyrgios form a contingent of six Aussies ranked inside the world's top 100; Getty Images
23 July, 2014

With six Australian men now ranked inside the world's top 100, it represents the nation's best showing in this elite bracket in more than 13 years.
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