Sam Groth Blog: Hitting the Golf Course, Taking in Melbourne Cup

Hi all,

It’s been another busy week here in Melbourne, both on and off court. The week started pretty chilled on Monday where I hit the golf course. A lot of people here in Melbourne took Monday off of work because on Tuesday it was Melbourne Cup Day which, in Victoria, is a public holiday.

Tuesday, Britt and I went to the Melbourne Cup - the biggest horse race in Australia. We had invites from "The Herald Sun" and Sensis, who both have marquees in what is called The Birdcage. We met up with Lleyton, Jaymon Crabb and a bunch of other friends.

It’s always nice to take the chance to dress up and do something different. We also attended the races again Saturday for the last day of the carnival, where I got to judge the Fashions on the Field competition, something totally out of my comfort zone!

Wednesday, I got back into training with Lleyton - to start off season training properly. It still amazes me that he brings such great intensity to the court, which for me coming into my last Australian summer, is perfect. This week I’ll start to step it up further. It’s a weird feeling going into training for my last lot of tournaments but I’m fired up and ready to go.



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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.

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