Alex Bolt

  • Age27
  • 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

2018 159
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

Vukic saves two match points in Roland Garros win
ON THE RISE: Aleksandar Vukic in action during Australian Open qualifying earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
22 September, 2020

Aleksandar Vukic makes a winning debut in Roland Garros qualifying - but he had to save two match points to defeat Spain's Carlos Alcaraz.
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Polmans makes winning start in Roland Garros qualifying
Marc Polmans in action at the Australian Open earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
21 September, 2020

Australian Marc Polmans scores impressive Grand Slam qualifying win in Paris.
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Six Australian men to contest Roland Garros qualifying
Australians Aleksandar Vukic, Christopher O'Connell, Andrew Harris, Max Purcell, Alex Bolt and Marc Polmans will compete in French Open qualifying. Pictures: Getty Images
21 September, 2020

Qualifying for the Grand Slam tournament begins in Paris tonight.
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Aussies in action: Thompson to play Millman in Kitzbuhel
Jordan Thompson and John Millman share a laugh at a Davis Cup tie in Adelaide earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
8 September, 2020

Twelve Australians are competing in clay tournaments in Europe this week.
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