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Sam Groth Blog: Taking in Spring Racing Carnival and Basketball Game in Melbourne

Hi all,

It was a pretty quiet week here in Melbourne. I got back on court for a couple of hits during the week, as well as getting myself back in the gym. It’s still a long way until the start of the Australian summer so I won’t start full training for another week or two but it’s good to keep the body ticking over.

On Monday I also recorded a podcast with Mark Howard for his series "The Howie Games." He interviews a lot of Australian sportspeople and it was great to just sit and chat about my journey. Not sure when he will release the episode but I’ll make sure to post it.

We are currently in the middle of the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, one of the biggest events on the Australian sports calendar. Saturday, Britt and I went to Derby Day. Britt went with a bunch of friends and then she met me later, we were guests of the Herald Sun. It’s a massive series of race days here where everyone is dressed up in their finest, and every day had a different theme. We are also due to go two more times next week.

After the races, I went straight to Hisense Arena to watch a Melbourne United basketball game. It’s become one of my favorite things to do and the team got their second win of the week.

(Caption: Off to the Melbourne Cup – the biggest horse race in Australia!)

Sunday I hit the golf course and then we joined Britt’s grandmother for lunch. After that I crashed on the couch early, because the week actually wasn’t that quiet after all!



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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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