Former Australian tennis star Sam Groth considers shocking career change

Former tennis ace Sam Groth is considering a political race, revealing he was approached by the Liberal Party ahead of the state election.

The 34-year-old, who holds the world record for the fastest serving in the world, didn’t rule out racing in the Nepean headquarters, which covers the southern Mornington Peninsula.

Once seen as a secure seat for the Liberals, Nepean was won by then-Labor Chris Brayne, 25, in a surprise victory in the 2018 election.

Mr Brayne, who previously worked in the electrical industry and at Dromana Drive-Ins, would become the second Labor MP to hold the seat in the past 100 years.

Camera icon Sam Groth playing tennis with Josh Frydenberg. Credit: Provided

However, the Liberals appear to be keen to get Nepean back, with Mr. Groth being kicked out by party heavyweights.

“Yes, I have been approached. I am undecided and I am weighing my options, ”he told the Herald Sun.

“Like many Victorians, I think it’s time for a change of government.”

Editorial provided Chris Brayne, Labor candidate for Nepean.
Camera icon Chris Brayne, Labor MP for Nepean. Credit: Provided

The peninsula has been under siege throughout the pandemic with businesses in isolated areas unhappy at being locked up despite a very low number of cases.

Mr Groth, who lives in Blairgowrie, is said to be the Liberals’ first star candidate in this election cycle and it comes a year after he and his wife Britt welcomed his twins, Mason and Parker.

Source link

Comments are closed.