So after a few weeks back home in Australia I finally had to take the long trip to Europe. It was definitely hard to leave home after spending some time in my new house. I flew from Melbourne to Hong Kong to Helsinki to Nice and then took a car down to Monte Carlo, about a 30 hour trip. That's one of the only issues with coming from Australia, going anywhere is a long trip! I got straight out on court that day, excited to get straight into work with Billy. Monte Carlo is an amazing place, and the tournament is one of the most picturesque places you could think of playing.
Caption: Not a bad view!
Caption: Been working with Billy in Monte Carlo for three days and he's already signing more autographs than me!
People probably question why I have decided to play this part of the season, but I feel like starting with a new coach and getting my game back where it needs to be. It will also be good for me both physically and mentally to be on the clay for this period. Also, in 2015, when I had my best grass season, I played a full clay schedule.
So, now I'm in Budapest and unfortunately lost in qualies but at the same time I definitely made some good gains with the things Billy and I have spoken about through this week. I have doubles here with Robert Lindstedt and will let you know how that goes. Budapest seems like a very beautiful city so I will take some time this week to explore.
Caption: Great to explore this stunning city!
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In February of 2017, Tennis Channel launched its first multi-platform content series My Tennis Life featuring two professional tennis players, Nicole Gibbs (USA) and Sam Groth (Australia), as they traverse the globe in search of valuable ATP and WTA points. The series gives you a behind-the-scenes look of the professional tour. Tennis fans across the globe will witness Sam and Nicole’s efforts to break through respectively on the ATP and WTA Tours, and the challenges they face while trying to improve their game and career earnings.