Sam Groth

Groth Beats Klein at Nottingham Challenger

June 15, 2017

Sam Groth is back on the grass and it sure shows. Groth, ranked No. 240 in the world, defeated Brydan Klein 6-3, 6-4 on his favorite surface this afternoon, while advancing to the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Challenger. The win was just the second main draw victory for the big-serving Australian since early January at […]

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Ignatik Edges Rublev in Rennes Challenger Final

January 29, 2017

Lucky loser Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus edged NextGen teenage star Andrey Rublev 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the final of the Rennes Challenger Sunday afternoon. Ignatik lost in the final round of the qualifiers last Sunday, but was the lucky pick into the main draw when Enrique Lopz-Perez withdrew. The title was the 26-year-old […]

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Sam Groth Edges Gerald Melzer in Second Round Clash at Canberra Challenger

January 11, 2017

Sam Groth tennis matches are not things of beauty. Mostly they’re affairs of smash and bash. Wednesday afternoon was no exception. The big-serving Australian battled gusty winds, 97 degree temperatures and an in-form Gerald Melzer, as well as his temper, to defeat the second-seeded Austrian 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the […]

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Groth Serves Way Past Giraldo to Win Las Vegas Challenger

October 23, 2016

Sam Groth gave notice Sunday afternoon that he’s back on the path to career revival. The big serving Australian, ranked No. 237, pounded 30 aces in defeating fourth seed Santiago Giraldo 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the Las Vegas Challenger. It was Groth’s first title since he won the Manchester Challenger in […]

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Groth Defeats Fratangelo to Reach Quarterfinals at Las Vegas Challenger

October 19, 2016

Sam Groth defeated No. 3 seed Bjorn Fratangelo 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the second round of the Las Vegas Challenger earlier this morning, advancing to the quarterfinals of back-to-back tournaments for the first time this year. Last week the big-serving Groth, who celebrated his 29th birthday today, reached the final eight at the Monterrey Challenger […]

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Albano Olivetti Makes Strides on the Comeback Trail

July 22, 2016

Frenchman Albano Olivetti’s return to the ATP Tour after an extended injury layoff has had its ups and downs, but as of late it appears to be on the upswing. The big-serving Frenchman was on the sidelines for 18 months after surgery for a cervical hernia following Wimbledon in 2014, and only returned to the […]

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Groth Serves Way Past Marchenko at Mercedes Cup

June 6, 2016

Australian Sam Groth came close to serving a perfect match at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart today. Playing on the well manicured lawns at Tennis Club Weissenhof, Groth lost only four points on his serve while defeating Ukrainian Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of what formerly was known as the Stuttgart Open. […]

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Groth Defeats Broady at Manchester Challenger

May 31, 2016

Defending champion Sam Groth opened his grasscourt season with a workman-like 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Brit Liam Broady at the Manchester Challenger earlier today. The big-serving Australian, fresh off a first-round shellacking at the hands of Rafael Nadal at the French Open last week, found the English weather and the grass surface much more […]

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Groth Tops Kwon at Seoul Challenger

May 11, 2016

Sam Groth defeated South Korean Soon Woo Kwon 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 earlier today in a second round match at the Seoul Challenger. The win sends Groth, who has been struggling mightily all season, into the quarterfinals on Friday against Alexander Kudryavtsev and marks the first time this year the big-serving Australian has won two matches […]

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Ghem Upsets Groth in First Round at Leon Challenger

March 31, 2016

The travails of Sam Groth continue. Brazilian Andre Ghem, ranked No. 172 in the world, knocked off the top-seeded Australian 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Leon Challenger in Mexico last night. For Groth it was his eighth first-round defeat in 10 tournaments this year and dropped his record to 2-11. […]

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