Wayne Arthurs

  • Age53
  • 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

Camus charges into Roland Garros boys’ doubles quarterfinals
Charlie Camus at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
6 June, 2023

Canberra teen Charlie Camus is enjoying an impressive run in the Roland Garros 2023 boys' doubles competition.
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Aussie mates all set for Roland Garros opening-round battle
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson teamed up for doubles at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Tennis Australia
30 May, 2023

Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson are scheduled to play each other today in opening-round singles action at Roland Garros 2023.
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Kokkinakis and Kyrgios set to compete at ATP Finals
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios celebrate their AO 2022 triumph. Picture: Getty Images
11 November, 2022

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are the first all-Australian doubles team to qualify for the ATP Finals in 17 years.
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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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