PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age28
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“It is an amazing feeling. I was looking through some of the names on the trophy. To be alongside some of the guys and idols I looked up to in the past is something that hasn't sunk in yet.”

— John Peers, 29 Jan 2017

» Humbled Peers joins idols with AO trophy

On court

  • Started playing tennis as soon as he could walk as he had a tennis court in his back yard.
  • His mum, Elizabeth played professional tennis and sister, Sally currently plays on the tour.
  • Member of the Tennis Victoria Development squad from 2003 to 2005.
  • Secured his first ITF junior doubles title in New Caledonia in 2005.
  • Claimed his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles and doubles titles in Venezuela in 2011.
  • Captured five Challenger doubles titles in 2012.
  • Reached the final of the ITF Futures Pro Circuit in Arkansas in 2012.
  • Broke into the World’s top 500 in 2012.
  • Career highlight was playing doubles at the Wimbledon Championships in 2012.
  • Goal is to represent Australia in Davis Cup.
  • Admires Roger Federer because he is an all court player.
  • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon because it was the first grand slam he played and he admires the history of the event.
  • Enjoys the competitive aspect of tennis.

Off court

  • Hobbies include golf, surfing, AFL (he’s an Essendon fan) and cricket.
  • Favourite food is Chicken Parmigiana
  • Favourite band is Coldplay.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 1217
2012 642
2011 568
2010 NA
2009 1461

Titles/Finals

Titles

2011 Venezuala F6 ITF

Finals

2012 USA F10 ITF

2011 Venezuala F4 ITF

John Peers in the news

Peers & Groth wrap up Davis Cup victory
Peers and Groth celebrate the 6-3 6-2 6-2 win. Photo: Getty Images
4 February, 2017

John Peers and Sam Groth have secured Australia's place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a straight sets win in the doubles.
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Debutant Thompson to open Davis Cup
Jordan Thompson is making his Davis Cup debut. Photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai
2 February, 2017

Jordan Thompson, playing his first tie for Australia, will open the host's Davis Cup campaign against Czech Republic when he takes on Jiri Vesely.
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Davis Cup video: Australia v Czech Republic
Australia v Czech Republic
1 February, 2017

From match highlights to interviews and features, watch all of the Davis Cup videos here.
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Peers aiming for Davis Cup glory
John Peers is gunning for Davis Cup glory. Photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai
1 February, 2017

John Peers is hoping that his Australian Open victory will be the catalyst for Davis Glory glory.
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