Sam Groth is a former tennis player, whose highest ranking is at World Number 53 for singles and No. 24 for Doubles. One of his top performances was in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, where he recorded the fastest serve of 263 km/h. He is currently working as a TV host in Postcards.
Groth was born in Narrandera, New South Wales, but his family transferred to the Riverina area. He was married before to Jamila Gajdosova from 2009-2011, but both of them filed a divorce. Groth was also an avid fan of the Australian Football League and a huge supporter of the Sydney Swans. Apart from tennis, he is also playing in the Vermont Football Club as a reserve.
Junior and Breakthrough Career
Groth is always partnered with Andrew Kennaugh during his junior years. During the 2005 Wimbledon, they were able to compete against Jesse Levine and Michael Shabaz, however, Groth and Kennaugh suffered a loss. In 2007, Groth earned his first breakthrough by defeating Mark Philippoussis in the 2007 ATP event in Nottingham. At the same time, he defeated Jamie Baker and Gilles Simon.
Groth decided to continue his tennis career when he received a wildcard entry to compete for the Brisbane International and 2014 Australian Open. He was also qualified for the Indian Wells Masters, however, he lost in the first round by Mikhail Kukushkin.
Between 2016 and 2018, Groth had been suffering from multiple losses from a lot of highly ranked tennis players in the world. In 2018, he declared that the 2018 Australian Open should be his last tournament before he retired. He also received OLY post-nominal title at the Brisbane International tournament.
- 2014 SF French Open - Doubles
- 2015 3R Wimbledon Open - Singles
- 2015, 2017 SF Davis Cup
- 2017 SF Australian Open - Doubles