Alun Jones

  • Age36
  • Born26 April 1980
  • Birth PlaceBoksburg, South Africa
  • Playing StatusRetired

On court

  • began playing tennis at seven and turned pro in 2000
  • consistently dominant on the domestic pro circuit; won two ATP Challenger titles and nine Futures in singles, and a further 10 Futures doubles titles.
  • in 2007, had his best year in singles since turning pro, and consequently received a wildcard into the 2007 US Open, where he pushed second seed Rafael Nadal to four sets in the first round
  • at Australian Open 2008, defeated world No.45 Albert Montanes in four sets to advance to the second round and achieve his best Grand Slam result
  • following this result was selected in the Australian Davis Cup team for the first time, winning his only singles rubber against Tsung-Hua Yang of Chinese Taipei
  • highest singles ranking was No.123 (August 2007) and in doubles No.149 (April 2003)
  • since retiring, runs a tennis academy with good friend Damien Ward at the National Sports Club Lyneham, Canberra

Off court

  • played the role of Tom Cavendish in the movie Wimbledon
  • married his partner, Jill, in June 2008
  • has a young boy named Robbie

Year-end singles ranking history

2008 262
2007 158
2006 215
2005 244
2004 695
2003 250
2002 443
2001 400
2000 444

Alun Jones in the news

Bai, Eames to lead Canberra Velocity
Alison Bai in action at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
29 October, 2015

In a new ATL conference as part of a competition restructure, Canberra Velocity will look to Alison Bai and Jake Eames to face the new challenge head on.
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Canberra Velocity Suffer Close Losses
Jake Eames of Canberra Velocity
20 January, 2014

Canberra Velocity’s men and women have been knocked out in the opening round of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League finals at Melbourne Park today. Velocity’s men were unable…
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Velocity secures fifth place
Robert Howe with teammate James Frawley of Canberra Velocity
20 January, 2014

Canberra Velocity’s men and women secured equal-fifth place in the Asia-Pacific Tennis League playoffs at Melbourne Park today. After their disappointing losses yesterday…
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Velocity celebrates with convincing victories
20 November, 2013

Canberra Velocity completed its Centenary celebrations in emphatic style by not dropping a rubber at North Woden Tennis Club. Velocity’s men beat the Macquarie Uni Warriors…
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