PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age28
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“The World Tennis Challenge is a nice way to mix it up during the busy summer of tennis and I can’t wait to play with Henri again in 2017.”

— John Peers, 2 Dec 2016

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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

WTC: Philippoussis, Peers and more complete line-up
John Peers in action at the Paris Masters; Getty Images
2 December, 2016

Aussie stars Mark Philippoussis and John Peers will join the 12-player field at Adelaide's World Tennis Challenge in January.
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Alcott awarded 2016 Newcombe Medal
2016 Newcombe Medallist Dylan Alcott (R) wht John Newcombe; Getty Images
28 November, 2016

Paralympic gold medallist and Australian Open champion Dylan Alcott has completed an incredible 2016 season by winning the Newcombe Medal.
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Newcombe Medal: Peers steps up in 2016
John Peers in action at the ATP World Tour Finals in London; Getty Images
24 November, 2016

John Peers' first Masters title in Paris preceded the biggest title of his career at the ATP World Tour Finals, putting the Victorian among the finalists for the 2016…
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Finalists announced for Newcombe Medal
John Newcombe, Newcombe Medal
21 November, 2016

Alcott, Gavrilova, Millman, Peers, Stosur and Thompson nominated for Newcombe Medal 2016.
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