Todd Larkham

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Todd Larkham
Country (sports) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Residence Melbourne
Born (1974-10-13) 13 October 1974 (age 48)
Canberra, Australia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1993
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$306,108
Career record3–14
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 136 (8 September 2003)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open 2R (2003)
French Open 1R (2003)
Wimbledon 2R (1997)
US Open 1R (1997)
Career record3–10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 168 (14 December 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1996, 1998)
Wimbledon 1R (1995)

Todd Larkham (born 13 October 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is the younger brother of Brent Larkham, a former player who coached him towards the end of his career. [1]



Larkham twice made the second round of a Grand Slam singles draw, both times as a qualifier. His first victory came against Ctislav Doseděl at the 1997 Wimbledon Championships, in four sets, after losing the first. In the 2003 Australian Open he defeated Cecil Mamiit to set up a second round meeting with tournament favourite Lleyton Hewitt. He was easily defeated by the top seeded Hewitt, only able to win two games for the match. It was the second time he faced the world number one at their home Grand Slam, having lost to Pete Sampras in the 1997 US Open. [2]

Challenger Titles

Singles: (1)

No.YearTournamentSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
1.2003 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Veronelli 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–4

Doubles: (2)

No.YearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponents in the finalScore in the final
1.1998 Olbia, Italy Hard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Wilkinson Flag of Japan.svg Thomas Shimada
Flag of Switzerland.svg Filippo Veglio
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
2.2002 Grenoble, France Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Tebbutt Flag of Italy.svg Massimo Bertolini
Flag of Italy.svg Cristian Brandi
4–6, 6–3, 6–4

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