Alex Bolt

  • Age28
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
“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

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



2018 Zhuhai Challenger

2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF


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

Mixed fortunes for Aussies at Nottingham
Thanasi Kokkinakis serves during his first-round match at Nottingham. Picture: Getty Images
8 June, 2021

Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera score their first tour-level wins in more than a year, as Thanasi Kokkinakis falls just short of scoring a top-30 victory.
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Aussies advance as Roland Garros qualifying begins
Ellen Perez. Picture: Tennis Australia
25 May, 2021

Three Australians scored wins on day one of qualifying at Roland Garros, with Marc Polmans, Aleksandar Vukic and Ellen Perez all advancing to the second round.
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Aussie men set for Roland Garros qualifying
AUSSIE HOPES: Marc Polmans, Aleksandar Vukic and Matt Ebden will contest qualifying at Roland Garros 2021. Pictures: Tennis Australia
24 May, 2021

Roland Garros 2021 qualifying begins today and we have six Aussies in the men's singles qualifying draw.
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Draws set for Roland Garros qualifying
Arina Rodionova and Thanasi Kokkinakis are among the Aussie hopes in Roland Garros qualifying. Pictures: Tennis Australia
24 May, 2021

Find out who our Australian players have drawn in the opening round of the Roland Garros 2021 qualifying events.
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