It was a quiet week for me post-Davis Cup, back in Melbourne and the chance to spend a week back in the new house. I made the transition in practice from hard to clay which is always a little different on the body, especially with all the sliding.
I did all the fun stuff in setting up my house for when Britt finally comes home to Australia. I built my BBQ and proceeded to cook every meal on it, while home. Bought an outdoor setting and assembled it myself and nearly dropped the glass top 'cause I didn't have the patience to wait for help to lift it. I played golf with my mate, Andrew, who I used to travel with a lot... And I packed for Europe.
(BBQing on my new grill!)
During the week we also had an Aussie rules football game where the Tennis Australia players and coaches took on the staff from the corporate offices. It was a good chance to do something a little different and bring everyone together in a team environment. Of course, the players won by 10 points ????
(Aussie Rules Football: Tennis Australia Players & Coaches v. Staff)
I'm at the airport heading to Monte Carlo where I'll meet up with my new coach, Billy Heiser. I've known Billy for a long time and will share him alongside Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen. I'm excited to see how this goes and look forward to getting stuck into some work with him. I'll let you all know how I'm going in Europe as I prepare for my first tournament in Budapest next week.
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.