- Born 5 January 1993
- LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
- CoachLiam Smith
- Pro Since2009
“What an unbelievable feeling. This is just my second tournament back and I’ve managed to qualify for a Grand Slam. It’s unreal.”
— Alex Bolt, 14 Jan 2017
» Bolt and Mott storm into maiden AO draw
- 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
- 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
2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger
2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF
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
Victorian Dayne Kelly has defeated Alex Bolt to reach the semifinals in Mildura, alongside South Australian Bradley Mousley.
Jaimee Fourlis has continued her excellent start to 2017 and is now within striking distance of the world's top 250, while Alex Bolt and Matt Ebden made impressive gains.
Three Americans are through to the semifinals at the Launceston ATP Challenger after Aussies Andrew Whittington and Alex Bolt failed to advance.
Alex Bolt's dream comeback continues with first-up win at Launceston ATP Challenger.