Andrew Whittington has continued his climb up the ATP rankings in 2016 with his recent win in the 2016 King’s Guam Futures. He won a tight final against the No. 2 seed Shuichi Sekiguchi, of Japan, 7/6 7/6. You can check out the highlights below. In addition to the singles victory, Whittington claimed the championship trophy in the doubles event, partnering with Japan’s Toshihide Matsui. Whittington is only the second player in the tournament’s history to win both the singles and doubles event in the same year.
Andrew started the year with his singles ranking sitting at 592 in the world and after last weeks result, he will climb to approx 290, a career high. This win follows his back to back wins in the $25,000 ITF events in Mornington early this year. The 22-year-old has also been as high as 90 in the world on the doubles court after reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals in 2014.
Andrew trained with Vida Tennis through his teenage years before transitioning into the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) program. Although he is an Essendon supporter, (and a very one-eyed), all of Vida wish him well as he continues to develop his game and rise up the rankings.