PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
144
ATP
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“I thought my level was definitely there, but it's just the consistency that wavered for me.”

— Alex Bolt, 19 Jan 2019

» Zverev stops Bolt at Australian Open

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

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Zhuhai CH

2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning CH

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF

Finals

2019 Lexington CH

2018 Fairfield CH

2017 Ilkley CH

2015 Burnie CH, 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

Aussie women thrive in US Open qualifying
Priscilla Hon (Getty Images)
20 August, 2019

Australia's women have gone five-from-five on the opening day of US Open qualifying, with Priscilla Hon, Lizette Cabrera, Maddison Inglis, Arina Rodionova and Jaimee Fourlis…
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Popyrin, Millman set for Winston-Salem
Alexei Popyrin (L) and John Millman (Getty Images)
19 August, 2019

Alexei Popyrin and John Millman will play at this week's ATP hard court event in Winston Salem ahead of next week's US Open, while 16 Aussies will contest qualifying at…
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Stosur receives US Open wildcard
Sam Stosur (Getty Images)
14 August, 2019

Sam Stosur, the US Open champion in 2011, has been awarded a main-draw wildcard and will contest her 15th tournament at Flushing Meadows.
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Biggest movers: Kyrgios Aussie men’s No.1
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his ATP title in Washington DC (Getty Images)
6 August, 2019

Nick Kyrgios' return to the world's top 30 this week has also seen him once again become Australia's No.1 male player.
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