|Residence||Narrandera, New South Wales|
19 October 1987 |
Narrandera, New South Wales
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||5–7 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 136 (7 April 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 136 (7 April 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2009, 2014)|
|French Open||Q1 (2013)|
|US Open||Q2 (2008)|
|Career record||6–8 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 78 (23 September 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 85 (6 January 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011, 2013)|
|Last updated on: 6 January 2014.|
Samuel (Sam) Groth (born 19 October 1987) is a professional Australian tennis player. His highest ATP singles ranking is World No. 136, which he reached on 7 April 2014. His career high in doubles was World No. 78 in September 2013. He is best known for hitting the fastest serve on record at 163.4 mph (263 km/h) in 2012 at the ATP Challenger in Busan. Association of Tennis Professionals does not formally recognise this serve speed record: Ivo Karlovic still holds the official record for the fastest serve of 251 km/h (156 mph).
Groth beat Mark Philippoussis in a 2007 match; Philippoussis has focused on the seniors tour since then. Groth qualified for the ATP event in Nottingham where he defeated Britain's Jamie Baker 7–6, 6–3 in the first round. He played well, but lost his second round match to seeded Gilles Simon 7–6, 4–6, 4–6.
In November 2013, made the final of the Champaign Challenger, eventually losing in 3 tight 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.
On the 17th of 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.
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (0)|
|1.||5 April 2009||Mobile, Alabama||Hard||Jesse Witten||6–2, 3–0 ret|
|2.||3 October 2010||Antalya||Hard||Radu Albot||6–3, 6–1|
|3.||10 October 2010||Antalya||Hard||Artem Smirnov||6–4, 6–2|
|4.||5 December 2010||Bendigo||Plexicushion||Benjamin Mitchell||7–6(9–7), 6–4|
|5.||25 March 2012||Ipswich, Queensland||Clay||Jason Kubler||5–7, 6–3, 6–2|
|6.||20 May 2012||Daegu||Hard||Frederik Nielsen||6–7, 6–4, 6–1|
|7.||24 February 2013||Mildura||Grass||James Lemke||6-1, 6-4|
|8.||24 March 2014||Rimouski||Hard||Ante Pavic||7-6(7–3), 6-2|
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- "Aussie smashes tennis serve speed record". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
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|Fastest serve world record holder
12 May 2012 –