Alex Bolt

  • Age26
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
“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



2018 Zhuhai Challenger

2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF


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

Harris, Popyrin, Kubler a win away from Wimbledon
Andrew Harris in action during his victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying (Getty Images)
27 June, 2019

Australians Andrew Harris, Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler win through to the final round of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
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Aussies “hunting in packs” at Wimbledon
Jason Kubler (Getty Images)
26 June, 2019

Eleven Australians are through to the second round of Wimbledon qualifying - and their strong support for one another is helping them succeed.
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Flawless day for Australia at Wimbledon qualifying
Alex Bolt (Getty Images)
25 June, 2019

Australia's men went a stunning eight-from-eight on Day 1 of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
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Wimbledon: Popyrin leads Aussie qualifying charge
Alexei Popyrin (Getty Images)
24 June, 2019

Eight Australian men will on Monday take to the grass courts of Roehampton, vying for a place in the main draw at Wimbledon.
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