Tennys Sandgren is a professional tennis player who was born on July 22, 1991 in Gallatin, Tennessee. Sandgren stands at 6 feet and 2 inches tall, and plays right-handed with a two-handed backhand. He is currently coached Jim Madrigal, and was born to a South African mother and American father. Sandgren also has a brother who is also a tennis player.
Sandgren turned pro in 2011 but he played mostly in ITF Futures for at least a year. By 2013, Sandgren’s ranking was still within the Top 300 in the ATP World ranks, but this allowed him to participate in the ATP Challenger Tour.
It took him a while playing within the Challenger Tour, but by 2017, he was finally able to breakthrough and reach the Top 100. During the said year, he was also able to win ATP Tour level victories at events held in Washington, and was able to win against Nick Kyrgios, ranked at No. 20.
Recently, Sandgren underwent scrutiny during the 2018 Australian Open when many of his followers noted that he was avidly following alt-right organizations and individuals including Tommy Robinson and Nicholas Fuentes.
Since turning pro, has achieved a career-high ranking of 41st in January 2019 after winning his only career title at the Auckland Open. He has slipped outside the top 100 at times. He reached the Australian Open quarter-finals in both 2018 and 2020.