PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
144
ATP
RANKING
  • Age28
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“After a long summer, to be able to finish it off by making a final, I’m pretty proud of myself.”

— Alex Bolt, 9 Feb 2020

» Bolt strikes out in Launceston final

On court

  • started playing tennis at the age of seven
  • first realised at age 17 that he was good enough to become professional
  • as a 14-year-old in 2007 he was a member of the winning South Australian team at the Foundation Cup; at the same event, he was awarded the John Fitzgerald prize for good nature and outstanding effort
  • moved to Canberra in February 2010 to join the elite AIS Pro Tour Program as a full scholarship holder; when told of his inclusion in the program, he described the feeling of being selected as “overwhelming”
  • after recovering from injury in the first half of 2009, he made the final of his first tournament back – at the Darwin Junior ITF International
  • feels his game most closely resembles that of Fernando Verdasco
  • names Jurgen Melzer and Feliciano Lopez as the toughest opponents he’s ever faced
  • professional goal is to be a top 10 player and represent Australia in Davis
  • if he was playing a match at Rod Laver Arena, he’d have the entire town of Murray Bridge in his players’ box
  • received a Wimbledon 2021 wildcard after winning ATP Challenger title in Nottingham

Off court

  • had he not been a tennis player, would have followed a career in basketball or Australian Rules football
  • supports the Port Adelaide Power

 

Year-end singles ranking history

2020 169
2019 159
2018 154
2017 192
2016 586
2015 266
2014 202
2013 364
2012 483
2011 897
2010 1202

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Zhuhai Challenger

2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF

Finals

2020 Launceston Challenger

2019 Lexington Challenger

2018 Fairfield Challenger

2017 Ilkley Challenger

2015 Burnie Challenger, Cairns F7 ITF

2014 Glen Iris F5 ITF

2013 Cairns F7 ITF

2012 Esperance F9 ITF, Hong Kong F1 ITF

Alex Bolt in the news

Aussies in action: Busy week ahead for Australian players
Ajla Tomljanovic and Alex de Minaur. Pictures: Getty Images
27 September, 2021

With tour-level tournaments in America, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan this week, there are plenty of Australian players in action.
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Max Purcell books spot in ATP Challenger final in Columbus
Max Purcell. Picture: Getty Images
26 September, 2021

Australia's Max Purcell has advanced to his second ATP Challenger singles final of the season.
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Four Australian men to contest US Open qualifying
Marc Polmans, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Chris O'Connell lead the Australian charge in US Open men's singles qualifying. Pictures: Getty Images
24 August, 2021

There are four Australians competing in the US Open 2021 men's singles qualifying competition this week.
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Qualifying draws revealed for US Open 2021
Maddison Inglis, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Ellen Perez are among the Australian hopes in the US Open 2021 qualifying competition.
24 August, 2021

The qualifying draws are set for the US Open. Find out who our 10 Australian competitors play in the opening round ...
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