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Blog: Sam Groth's Travel Day from Hell

Hi everyone,

Wimbledon is done, another tough loss for Rob and I, as we went out in four sets in the round of 16. For the second slam on a row, we beat the 3rd seeds, but were unable to back it up and progress with the draw slightly opening up. That said, I enjoyed every minute of my time at Wimbledon and can't wait to be back next year.

So, I'm back in the US and the European summer is over. My travel day from London to Newport was suppose to be pretty straight forward - an early flight to Chicago with a connection to Providence, RI, arriving at 2:30pm, just enough time to settle in. That all went south when bad weather hit Chicago and we circled for an extra hour before being able to land. Then my connection was delayed, then delayed again, before finally cancelled. I was waitlisted for a flight to Philadelphia, didn't make it.

Finally, I was put on a flight to Boston. No big deal, Boston is only a touch further. Except when I landed one of my bags had been lost. In all the confusion in Chicago it hadn't made the flight. I finally got to Newport around 10:30pm, checked into the hotel and had some food before passing out in bed.

I really love Newport. It's probably one of my favorite spots to play. The courts are known to be soft and suit players coming forward, but the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where it's played is a real throwback. I'll tell you all about it next week in my next blog.

Oh yeah, I finally got my bag back!



About My Tennis Life Series:

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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