PLAYER PROFILE

Wayne Arthurs

  • Age50
  • 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

Duckworth excited to make ATP Cup debut
James Duckworth preparing for this week's ATP Cup in Sydney. Picture: Tennis Australia
1 January, 2022

After a career-best 2021 season, James Duckworth is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Team Australia at this year's ATP Cup.
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Four leading Australian coaches eyeing top award
Francois Vogelsberger, David Taylor, Wayne Arthurs and Craig Tyzzer are finalists in the Coaching Excellence - Performance category at the 2021 Australian Tennis Awards.
16 December, 2021

Francois Vogelsberger, David Taylor, Wayne Arthurs and Craig Tyzzer are finalists in the Coaching Excellence - Performance category at the 2021 Australian Tennis Awards.
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Peers and Polasek advance to Indian Wells doubles final
John Peers and Filip Polasek in action. Picture: Getty Images
16 October, 2021

Australian John Peers is enjoying a career-best run at Indian Wells, advancing to the men's doubles final alongside Slovak partner Filip Polasek.
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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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