PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
160
ATP
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
“Overall I feel like I played a really solid tennis match. I'm just in a great spot right now.”

— Alex Bolt, 27 Jun 2018

» Kokkinakis v Bolt for place in Wimbledon draw

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

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

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

Aussies fall in US Open qualifying
Jaimee Fourlis; Getty Images
25 August, 2018

Alex Bolt, Marc Polmans and Jaimee Fourlis all came within a win of the US Open main draw yet fell in the final round of qualifying at Flushing Meadows on Friday.
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Tough draw for Aussie hopefuls at US Open
MASON, OH - AUGUST 17:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns a shot to Simona Halep of Romania during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
24 August, 2018

Australia's Ash Barty, Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios could face big names early on in New York, while there are tough openers for Sam Stosur and James Duckworth.
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Bolt, Fourlis, Polmans one win from US Open main draw
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
24 August, 2018

It was a great day for Australia in US Open qualifying on Thursday, with Alex Bolt, Jaimee Fourlis and Marc Polmans advancing to the final round. Should they win, there will be…
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Polmans, Purcell, Fourlis progress in US Open qualifying
Marc Polmans; Getty Images
23 August, 2018

Young Aussies Marc Polmans and Max Purcell, regular doubles partners, won their first-round qualifying matches on Wednesday to advance at the US Open. Teenager Jaimee Fourlis…
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