As expected Sam is through to the Quarters in NZ.
R1: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (4) defeated Stefan WILLIAMS (NZL) 6-2 6-3
R2: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (4) defeated Adam LEE (NZL) 7-5 6-4
QF: Samuel GROTH (AUS) (4) Vs Benjamin MITCHELL (AUS)
After a finals showing in Traralgon Groth was able to win this week in Bendigo, encouraging result considering the field of Bendigo. He will now finish the year ranked around 258 and will make the cut for the AO qualifying, he will also be able to play challengers again. It'll be interesting to see how Sam goes next year, he is only 23 which some people seem to forget he is still young. I think Sam can definitely crack the top 200 next year but how far he will actually go is anyones guess. Good luck in the playoffs if he ends up playing.
Excellent work Sam. Fitness is a big question for next year and the years beyond in regards to how far he can go in his career. Good to see he's put himself in a good position ranking-wise to have a decent crack at challengers next year.
The "other" Groth had a good win in the dubs with Jonesie, getting up against Looch and Ebden in three entertaining sets. The volatile Groth had his ups and downs, cracking some big serves, one at 233kph, snapping his racquet after the 2nd set loss, arguing the lines with the umpire, hitting some sweet volleys, missing an easy overhead and nailing a return forehand at about 150ks. Good entertainment...