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Sam Groth

Samuel Groth
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Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBlairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
Born (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 34)[1]
Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Turned pro2006
Retired2018
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,950,436
Singles
Career record38-62
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 53 (10 August 2015)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2015)
French Open1R (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon3R (2015)
US Open2R (2014, 2015)
Doubles
Career record69-59
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 24 (2 February 2015)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2017, 2018)
French OpenSF (2014)
Wimbledon3R (2016, 2017)
US Open3R (2016)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2015, 2017)
Last updated on: 9 August 2021.

Samuel Groth OLY[2] (born 19 October 1987) is an Australian former professional tennis player and conservative political candidate. His highest ATP singles ranking was World No. 53, which he reached in August 2015. His career high in doubles was World No. 24, reached in February 2015. Groth's best singles result was a semi-final appearance at the 2014 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. He hit the fastest serve on record at 263 km/h (163.4 mph) in 2012 at the ATP Challenger in Busan. He currently works for Nine Network for the WWOS and as a host on Postcards.

Background

Groth was born in Narrandera, New South Wales, and grew up in the Riverina area of southern New South Wales. He married Brittany Boys in November 2018 and has twin sons. Groth is an avid supporter of the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League.[1] He was also a member of Vermont Football Club reserve squad during a hiatus from tennis in 2011.[3]

Tennis career

Groth in 2010

Juniors

Groth and Andrew Kennaugh of Great Britain lost in the finals of the 2005 Wimbledon boys' doubles championship to Jesse Levine and Michael Shabaz 6-4, 6-1.[4]

2007 through 2013

Groth beat Mark Philippoussis in a 2007 match; Philippoussis subsequently focused on the seniors tour. Groth qualified for the ATP event in Nottingham where he defeated Britain's Jamie Baker 7-6, 6-3 in the first round. He lost his second round match to seeded Gilles Simon 7-6(7-1), 4-6, 4-6.

At the 2009 Australian Open he set a record for the fastest serve by a male player (232 km/h). He lost in the qualification to Wimbledon 2009 to Jesse Levine 4-6, 7-6, 5-7.[5]

In 2012, in an ATP Challenger in Busan, Groth hit the fastest serve on record with a 163.4 mph (263 km/h) ace, but lost the match to Uladzimir Ignatik, 4-6, 3-6.[6]

In November 2013, he reached the final of the Champaign Challenger, eventually losing in 3 sets to Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 3-6, 6-7. However, by reaching the final there, and the semi final of Toyota Challenger the following week, his ranking improved to a career high of #173.

2014

In 2014, Groth was awarded a wild card into the main draw at the Brisbane International, where he made the quarter finals. This is his first ATP World Tour quarter final appearance.

On 8 January, Groth was awarded a wild card into the 2014 Australian Open,[7] but lost in round one to 28th seed, Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.

In March, Groth qualified for Indian Wells Masters, but lost in round 1 to Mikhail Kukushkin, 4-7 in the third set tie-break.

On 17 March, Groth entered and won the Rimouski Challenger in Canada. This was his first Challenger tour title. Two weeks later, he made the final of the León Challenger, but lost to #1 seed, Rajeev Ram. This gave him a new career high ranking of 136.

At the 2014 French Open, Groth made it to the last round of qualifying, but lost to Simone Bolelli 4-6, 2-6. This was his best French Open result to date. He partnered Andrey Golubev in the Men's doubles, where they made it to the semi final. This increased his doubles ranking to a career high of #41. In June, Groth made the final of the 2014 Aegon Nottingham Challenge but lost to compatriot Nick Kyrgios 6-7(3-7), 6-7(7-9). Groth made his Wimbledon debut after winning his way through qualifying, but lost in round 1 to Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets. In July. Groth entered the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, where he reached his maiden ATP semi-final, defeating defending champion Nicolas Mahut in the quarter finals. This achievement saw him break into the top 100 rankings for the first time.[8]

In August, Groth won his first Grand Slam match, defeating Albert Ramos-Viñolas 6-3, 7-6(7-5), 6-3 in the 2014 US Open. In the second round, he was defeated by Roger Federer in straight sets 4-6, 4-6, 4-6.

2015 Breakthrough

Groth started the 2015 season at the 2015 Brisbane International, where he was awarded a wild card into the main draw. He defeated defending champion Lleyton Hewitt in round one, and then ?ukasz Kubot in the second round before losing to eventual finalist Milos Raonic in the quarter finals 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-7(2-7). At the Australian Open, Groth defeated Filip Krajinovi? in round one, Thanasi Kokkinakis in round two before losing to Bernard Tomic in round 3. This was his best grand slam performance to date. In February, Groth headed to North America and lost in round 2 of Memphis to eventual runner-up Kevin Anderson. Groth lost in round 1 of Delray, Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami. He then played the 2015 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships and defeated Víctor Estrella Burgos in the first round. He then played top seed Feliciano López in the second round but lost in straight sets.

Groth then played at the Santaizi Challenger as the 2nd seed. He cruised through to the final where he defeated Konstantin Kravchuk to win the title. His next tournament was the Busan Open where he was again the 2nd seed. He defeated compatriot Alex Bolt in the first round but then lost to Franco Skugor. At the 2015 French Open, Groth led 21st seed Pablo Cuevas by a set in round 1, before losing in 4 sets.

Groth started his grass court season at the Manchester Challenger where he reached the final and defeated compatriot Luke Saville to win the title. He then competed at the ATP 2015 Mercedes Cup where he defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round. He then scored his first top 20 win by defeating world number 12 Feliciano López to reach the quarter final. At Wimbledon, Groth defeated 31st seed Jack Sock in round 1, compatriot James Duckworth in round 2[9] and set up a round 3 match against Roger Federer. In this 3rd round match, he made the second fastest serve ever at the Wimbledon tournament (147 mph), and was the only player to take a set off of Federer until the final, losing to the 7-time champion 4-6, 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 2-6. Groth then represented Australia at the 2015 Davis Cup Quarterfinals. Australia was down 2-0 to Kazakhstan when Groth played the doubles rubber with Lleyton Hewitt. The pair won in straight sets to take the tie to 2-1. Groth then replaced Nick Kyrgios to play Mikhail Kukushkin where he defeated him in 4 sets to level the tie at 2-2. Hewitt then won the 5th rubber to ensure Australia a place in the Davis Cup semi-finals. Groth next contested the Bogota Open as the 6th seed where he defeated Guido Pella before losing to former world number 8 Radek ?t?pánek in straight sets. He then played in Atlanta and defeated Frances Tiafoe in the first round. He then lost to eventual finalist and fifth seed Marcos Baghdatis in 3 sets. Groth then competed at the 2015 Citi Open and reached his first ATP500 Quarterfinal after defeating Thomaz Bellucci, 9th seeded Viktor Troicki and 7th seeded Feliciano López before losing to eventual champion Kei Nishikori. This was also the first time Groth defeated back to back top 20 players. Groth next played at the 2015 Winston-Salem Open and defeated Jared Donaldson before losing to eventual semi-finalist Steve Johnson. Groth then played at the 2015 US Open, defeating former world number 13 Alexandr Dolgopolov in round 1, but then losing to 26th seed Tommy Robredo in round 2. Groth also played the Men's Doubles with Lleyton Hewitt, losing in the 2nd round.

2016 Loss of form

Groth commenced the 2016 season with a wild card into Brisbane International. He lost to Chung Hyeon in round one. He also lost in round one at the Sydney International to Federico Delbonis. At the Australian Open, Groth defeated Adrian Mannarino before losing to number 2 seed Andy Murray in the second round. Groth partnered Lleyton Hewitt in the men's double at the Australian Open. They made the third round. Groth then had a first round to Frances Tiafoe loss at a Dallas Challenger. Groth had another first round loss to Illya Marchenko at the Memphis Open. Groth lost in the first round to Noah Rubin in the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. Groth also lost in the first round in Acapulco to Dmitry Tursunov. Groth played for Australia in Davis Cup World Group losing his singles match to John Isner in straight sets. He had a first round loss at the first Masters 1000 of the year at Indian Wells to Leonardo Mayer. Groth then defeated Victor Estrella Burgos at the Miami but he lost to Dominic Thiem in the second round. Groth played a number of Challenger tournaments across Asia with little success. At the 2016 French Open, Groth lost in round 1 to 9-time champion Rafael Nadal. At 2016 Wimbledon, Groth lost in round 1 to Kei Nishikori. Groth had a last minute call-up to represent Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but lost in the first round to Belgium's David Goffin. Groth played across North America with limited success on the singles ATP World Tour, but won his second doubles title in Newport before returning to the Challenger Circuit, winning his 4th single title in Las Vegas. Groth ended 2016 with a ranking of 185.

2017

Groth commenced the 2017 with a wild card into the 2017 Brisbane International, where he defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert before losing to Dominic Thiem in round 2. Groth reached the quarter final of the 2017 Canberra Challenger, losing to eventual champion Dudi Sela. Groth lost in round 1 of the 2017 Australian Open to Steve Darcis, but paired with Chris Guccione to reach the quarter final of the doubles, losing to eventual champions Henri Kontinen and John Peers. In February, Groth was selected to play in round 1 the 2017 Davis Cup against Czech Republic, he paired with John Peers to win the doubles taking Australia to an unbeatable 3-0. Groth went to North America but lost in qualifying for Indian Wells Masters and Drummondville Challenger singles but won the doubles at Drummondville. In June, Groth made the semi final of Ilkley Trophy.

2018: Retirement

2018 Australian Open turned out to be Groth's last tournament before retirement. He lost in Singles qualifying to Taylor Fritz. He paired with former world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in doubles and reached the quarterfinals. He paired with compatriot Samantha Stosur in mixed doubles.[10]

In January 2019 Groth received the OLY post-nominal title at the Brisbane International tournament.[11]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2-2)
Indoor (0-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2014 Colombia Open, Colombia 250 Series Hard Australia Chris Guccione Colombia Nicolás Barrientos
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
7-6(7-5), 6-7(3-7), [11-9]
Loss 1-1 Aug 2014 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard India Leander Paes Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tec?u
5-7, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Sep 2014 Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard Australia Chris Guccione Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tec?u
4-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 1-3 Oct 2014 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Australia Chris Guccione Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Ji?í Veselý
6-7(2-7), 5-7
Win 2-3 Jul 2016 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States 250 Series Grass Australia Chris Guccione United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
Canada Adil Shamasdin
6-4, 6-3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 22 (11-11)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-6)
ITF Futures (7-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (7-8)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (2-2)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2006 Australia F12, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Alun Jones 6-3, 5-7, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2007 Australia F7, Gloucester Futures Clay Australia Miles Armstrong 7-6(8-6), 1-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 Apr 2009 USA F7, Mobile Futures Hard United States Jesse Witten 6-2, 3-0 ret.
Loss 1-3 May 2009 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Slovakia Lukas Lacko 6-4, 5-7, 6-7(4-7)
Win 2-3 Oct 2010 Turkey F9, Antalya Futures Hard Moldova Radu Albot 6-3, 6-1
Win 3-3 Oct 2010 Turkey F10, Antalya Futures Hard Ukraine Artem Smirnov 6-4, 6-2
Loss 3-4 Nov 2010 Australia F12, Traralgon Futures Hard Israel Amir Weintraub 2-6, 4-6
Win 4-4 Dec 2010 Australia F13, Bendigo Futures Hard Australia Benjamin Mitchell 7-6(9-7), 6-4
Loss 4-5 Feb 2012 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Thailand Danai Udomchoke 6-7(5-7), 3-6
Win 5-5 Mar 2012 Australia F3, Ipswich Futures Clay Australia Jason Kubler 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Win 6-5 May 2012 Korea F1, Daegu Futures Hard Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-1
Loss 6-6 May 2012 Korea F2, Changwon Futures Hard Poland Michal Przysiezny 6-3, 5-7, 3-6
Loss 6-7 Sep 2012 Australia F6, Alice Springs Futures Hard Australia Matthew Barton 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Win 7-7 Feb 2013 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Matthew Barton 6-1, 6-4
Loss 7-8 Nov 2013 Champaign-Urbana, United States Challenger Hard United States Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 8-8 Mar 2014 Rimouski, Canada Challenger Hard Croatia Ante Pavic 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Loss 8-9 Apr 2014 Leon, Mexico Challenger Hard United States Rajeev Ram 2-6, 2-6
Loss 8-10 Jun 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Australia Nick Kyrgios 6-7(3-7), 6-7(7-9)
Loss 8-11 Nov 2014 Knoxville, United States Challenger Hard France Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-7(6-8), 4-6
Win 9-11 May 2015 Taipei, Taiwan Challenger Carpet Russia Konstantin Kravchuk 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 7-6(7-3)
Win 10-11 Jun 2015 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Australia Luke Saville 7-5, 6-1
Win 11-11 Oct 2016 Las Vegas, United States Challenger Hard Colombia Santiago Giraldo 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 7-5

Doubles: 40 (30-10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (19-5)
ITF Futures (11-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (21-8)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (5-1)
Carpet (2-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2005 Australia F11, Barmera Futures Grass Australia Joseph Sirianni Australia Callum Beale
Australia Joel Kerley
6-2, 5-7, [10-4]
Loss 1-1 Jul 2006 Great Britain F10, Frinton-on-Sea Futures Grass Australia Andrew Coelho United Kingdom Andrew Kennaugh
United Kingdom Tom Rushby
5-7, 7-6(7-3), 4-6
Loss 1-2 Sep 2006 France F12, Bagneres de Bigorre Futures Hard Australia Paul Baccanello France Thomas Oger
France Nicolas Tourte
6-2, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-3 Mar 2007 Great Britain F6, Sunderland Futures Hard Australia Andrew Coelho United Kingdom Jamie Baker
Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 2-3 May 2007 Algeria F3, Algiers Futures Clay United Kingdom Edward Seator Slovakia Matus Horecny
Slovakia Martin Hromec
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Win 3-3 Jun 2007 Spain F21, Puerto Cruz Futures Carpet Australia Andrew Coelho Spain Agustin Boje-Ordonez
Spain Pablo Martin-Adalia
6-4, 7-6(7-5)
Win 4-3 Sep 2007 France F12, Bagneres de Bigorre Futures Hard Australia Andrew Coelho Australia Daniel King-Turner
France Pierrick Ysern
6-4, 4-6, [10-6]
Win 5-3 Oct 2007 Australia F7, Gloucester Futures Clay Australia Joseph Sirianni Australia Kaden Hensel
France Adam Hubble
6-4, 6-3
Win 6-3 Dec 2007 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Joseph Sirianni United States Nima Roshan
Australia Jose Statham
6-3, 1-6, [10-4]
Win 7-3 Feb 2008 Australia F1, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Nathan Healey Australia Andrew Coelho
Australia Brydan Klein
6-3, 6-4
Win 8-3 Mar 2008 Australia F3, Perth Futures Hard Australia Adam Feeney Australia Matthew Ebden
Australia Miles Armstrong
5-7, 6-4, [10-7]
Win 9-3 May 2008 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard Australia Colin Ebelthite Kuwait Mohammad Ghareeb
Ukraine Illya Marchenko
2-6, 7-6(7-5), [10-8]
Win 10-3 Aug 2009 Campos do Jordao, Brazil Challenger Hard United Kingdom Josh Goodall Brazil Rogerio Dutra Silva
Brazil Julio Silva
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 11-3 Feb 2010 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Australia James Lemke
Australia Dane Propoggia
6-7(8-10), 7-6(7-4), [10-8]
Win 12-3 Feb 2010 Australia F1, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Matthew Ebden Australia Adam Hubble
Australia Sadik Kadir
6-3, 4-6, [10-4]
Win 13-3 Feb 2010 Australia F2, Berri Futures Grass Australia Matthew Ebden Chinese Taipei Huang Liang-Chi
Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-Han
6-3, 7-6(9-7)
Loss 13-4 Nov 2010 Australia F12, Traralgon Futures Hard Germany Sebastian Rieschick Australia Colin Ebelthite
Australia Adam Feeney
3-6, 6-4, [13-15]
Win 14-4 Feb 2011 Caloundra, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Slovakia Pavol Cervenak
Slovakia Ivo Klec
6-3, 3-6, [10-1]
Loss 14-5 Mar 2012 Pingguo, China Challenger Hard Australia Colin Ebelthite United States John-Paul Fruttero
South Africa Raven Klaasen
2-6, 4-6
Win 15-5 May 2012 Korea F1, Daegu Futures Hard Australia Adam Hubble South Korea Hong Chung
South Korea Suk-Young Jeong
6-1, 6-4
Loss 15-6 Jul 2012 Wuhan, China Challenger Hard Australia Adam Feeney Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
4-6, 6-2, [8-10]
Loss 15-7 Sep 2012 Australia F6, Alice Springs Futures Hard New Zealand Michael Venus Australia Adam Feeney
Australia Nick Lindahl
6-4, 2-6, [8-10]
Win 16-7 Jan 2013 Noumea, New Caledonia Challenger Hard Japan Toshihide Matsui New Zealand Artem Sitak
New Zealand Jose Statham
7-6(8-6), 1-6, [10-4]
Win 17-7 Feb 2013 West Lakes, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Matt Reid Australia James Duckworth
Australia Greg Jones
6-2, 6-4
Win 18-7 Feb 2013 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass Australia John-Patrick Smith Australia Colin Ebelthite
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
6-3, 6-4
Win 19-7 Mar 2013 Rimouski, Canada Challenger Hard Australia John-Patrick Smith Germany Philipp Marx
Romania Florin Mergea
7-6(7-5), 7-6(9-7)
Loss 19-8 Apr 2013 Guadalajara, Mexico Challenger Hard Australia John-Patrick Smith Croatia Marin Draganja
Croatia Mate Pavic
7-5, 2-6, [11-13]
Loss 19-9 May 2013 Anning, China Challenger Clay Australia John-Patrick Smith Russia Victor Baluda
Croatia Dino Marcan
7-6(7-5), 4-6, [7-10]
Win 20-9 May 2013 Kunming, China Challenger Hard Australia John-Patrick Smith Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama
Japan Go Soeda
6-4, 6-1
Win 21-9 Nov 2013 Knoxville, United States Challenger Hard Australia John-Patrick Smith Australia Carsten Ball
Canada Peter Polansky
6-7(6-8), 6-2, [10-7]
Win 22-9 Feb 2014 Dallas, United States Challenger Hard Australia Chris Guccione United States Ryan Harrison
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6-4, 6-2
Win 23-9 Apr 2014 Leon, Mexico Challenger Hard Australia Chris Guccione New Zealand Marcus Daniell
New Zealand Artem Sitak
6-3, 6-4
Win 24-9 Apr 2014 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard Australia Chris Guccione Germany Dominik Meffert
Germany Tim Pütz
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Win 25-9 May 2014 Taipei, Taiwan Challenger Carpet Australia Chris Guccione United States Austin Krajicek
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6-4, 5-7, [10-8]
Win 26-9 May 2014 Gimcheon, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Chris Guccione United States Austin Krajicek
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6-7(5-7), 5-7, [10-4]
Loss 26-10 Apr 2016 Leon, Mexico Challenger Hard India Leander Paes Mexico Santiago Gonzalez
Croatia Mate Pavic
4-6, 6-3, [11-13]
Win 27-10 May 2016 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard India Leander Paes Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
4-6, 6-1, [10-7]
Win 28-10 Oct 2016 Stockton, United States Challenger Hard United States Brian Baker Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6-2, 4-6, [10-2]
Win 29-10 Nov 2016 Charlottesville, United States Challenger Hard United States Brian Baker United Kingdom Brydan Klein
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
6-3, 6-3
Win 30-10 Mar 2017 Drummondville, Canada Challenger Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6-2, 2-6, [10-8]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2005 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Andrew Kennaugh United States Jesse Levine
United States Michael Shabaz
4-6, 1-6

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 1R Q1 Q1 A Q1 1R 3R 2R 1R Q1 0 / 5 3-5 38%
French Open A A A A A A A Q1 Q3 1R 1R Q1 A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 A A A Q2 1R 3R 1R Q1 A 0 / 3 2-3 0%
US Open A A Q2 Q1 A A A Q1 2R 2R Q1 Q1 A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 5-4 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 / 12 7-12 37%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Davis Cup A A A A A A A A PO SF 1R SF A 0 / 2 2-4 33%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A Q1 A A 1R 1R 1R Q1 A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Miami A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 6 1-6 14%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 10-13 19-22 4-16 2-5 0-0 0 / 62 38-62 38%
Year-end ranking 681 341 265 270 293 575 211 183 81 60 181 248 - Prize Money $1,950,436

Doubles

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 3R QF QF 0 / 10 12-10
French Open A A A A A A A A SF 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 4 6-4
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R A 0 / 5 5-5
US Open A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 1R A 0 / 4 4-4
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-0 2-2 5-4 3-4 6-4 7-4 3-1 0 / 23 27-23
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Davis Cup A A A A A A A A PO SF 1R SF A 0 / 2 3-3
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 1-1 0-0 0 / 2 3-3
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 4 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 5
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-2 0-0 4-3 24-13 8-20 15-9 13-8 3-1 69-59
Year-end ranking 438 296 287 400 223 204 308 79 31 131 49 80 54%

Political career

On 22 February 2022, Groth, a member of the Liberal Party since 2021,[12] won pre-selection for the Liberal Party in the Labor-held electorate of Nepean,[13] the electorate in which Groth resides.[14] Groth had told Sky News Australia he was frustrated with the COVID-related lockdowns in Victoria.[15] Groth won the three-candidate contest with seventy-four votes (67%), compared with runner-up David Burgess' thirty-three, and former Bentleigh MP Elizabeth Miller with four.[13] He had the backing of former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, state MP for Brighton James Newbury and former Nepean MP Martin Dixon.[12]

Personal life

Between 2009 and 2011, Groth was married to fellow Australian tennis player Jarmila Wolfe.

Groth married long-time partner Brittany Boys in 2018. Boys, a Melburnian, was an amateur women's tennis player and competed at the university level for the University of Richmond in the United States.[16] Groth and Boys have two young children, twins Mason and Parker, born in April 2021.[17][18] Groth lives with his family in Blairgowrie, Victoria.[19]

References

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Preceded by Fastest serve world record holder
12 May 2012 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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