A former Australian tennis star turned TV pundit is now a Liberal Party politician celebrating victory with champagne and oysters at his election night party.
The former Australian tennis star is among the slew of new MPs heading to the Victorian Parliament. Sam Groth, a former world No.53 men’s tennis player who holds the record for the world’s fastest service, was elected to the Mornington Peninsula seat of Nepean on Saturday.
The 35-year-old father of twin boys was the Liberal candidate, saying he wanted to get involved in politics to “make a difference”.
Groth ousted incumbent Labour MP Chris Brayne. The Liberals held Nepean between 2002 and 2018 but lost the seat to Labor in the most recent election. Groth moved with his wife, Brittany, to Blairgowrie in 2020.