PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

  • Age29
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
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“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

2021 135
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

Courting opportunity at National 11s Camp
National 11/u camp participants at Melbourne's National Tennis Centre; Fiona Hamilton
27 May, 2022

As top young Australians experienced tennis on courts their heroes had trained on, they also gained priceless insights into what that elite level requires.
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Social round-up: Aussies enjoying Roland Garros
Priscilla Hon at Roland Garros. Picture: Twitter
19 May, 2022

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Kokkinakis leads Aussie charge in Miami qualifying
Thanasi Kokkinakis. Picture: Getty Images
22 March, 2022

Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis has made a winning start to his qualifying campaign in Miami.
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Social round-up: Aussie fun in the Californian desert
Social round-up: Aussie fun in the Californian desert
17 March, 2022

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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