Tennys Sandgren is a professional tennis player who achieved World Number 41 in January 2019. He was born and raised in Tennessee, USA, and was coached by his mother when he was young. His brother, Davy, is also a professional tennis player who made it to the Top 800 in doubles events in 2009.
Tennys Sandgren II has been a talented and skillful tennis player since he was young. When he was a junior, he joined the ITF Junior Rankings in the 9th spot and went to Grand Slam tournaments. He was also a varsity player when he was in college when he made a great addition to the Tennessee Volunteers in 2010. He and his brother were coached by Chris Woodruff and Sam Winterbotham.
He also joined the NCAA Singles Championships when he was a sophomore. He reached the semifinal round of the event and was defeated by his friend and roommate, Rhyne Williams. He finished a record of 60-12 singles record in his college tennis career, which made him the third-best career-winning record in Tennessee.
Turning into a Professional Tennis Player
Sandgren debuted in 2011 when he joined the ITF Futures tournaments until 2012. In 2013, his position at the Top 300 remained, which earned him a ticket to play for the Challenger Tour. His first title was at a challenger level in Champaign, which made him make it through the Top 200.
Unfortunately, in 2014, he suffered a hip injury and underwent surgery at the beginning of the season. When he came back to the court, it took him a long time to reach the Top 250 until November 2016. He clinched into the Top 200 when he reached the final round at a tournament in Columbus.
Top 50 Debut
Sandgren’s years were progressing, as he joined a handful of ATP tournaments and made it through the Australian Open in 2018. During the first round, he defeated Jeremy Chardy and Stan Wawrinka in the second round. His win against Wawrinka made quite an impact on his career, as this is the first time that he had beaten a Top 10 ranked player. He also defeated Maximilian Marterer and Dominic Thiem and lost to Hyeon Chung in the quarterfinals.
He also joined the US Men’s Clay Court Championships and reached the final round. However, he was defeated by Steve Johnson. Because of his great performances shown during these events, he was able to penetrate the top 50 rankings.
By the following year, he won another ATP title in Auckland, which made him the World Number 41 as of January 2019. This also marked the highest standing throughout his entire career. However, after winning an ATP title, his performance went bad as he experienced a 9-match losing streak.