PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
146
ATP
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Zhuhai Challenger

2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF

Finals

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

Millman: “It was something pretty special”
UNITED: John Millman, James Duckworth, Alex Bolt, Lleyton Hewitt, Jordan Thompson and John Peers celebrate their Davis Cup victory against Brazil. Picture: Getty Images
7 March, 2020

The Australian Davis Cup team share their thoughts after a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Brazil in Adelaide.
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Thompson, Millman to lead Australia’s Davis Cup charge on day one
HAPPY TEAM: Jordan Thompson, John Millman and Lleyton Hewitt share a laugh during the official draw ceremony for the Davis Cup qualifying tie against Brazil in Adelaide. Picture: Getty Images
5 March, 2020

The draw is set for the Davis Cup qualifying tie between Australia and Brazil in Adelaide this weekend.
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Hewitt confident in Australian Davis Cup team ahead of Brazil showdown
PREPARATIONS: Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt keeps a watchful eye on John Millman in Adelaide.
3 March, 2020

As Davis Cup preparations continue in Adelaide, Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt is confident his team can defeat Brazil this weekend.
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Team dream for in-form Duckworth
James Duckworth at Memorial Drive in Adelaide; Getty Images
2 March, 2020

After celebrating many career firsts already this season, an in-form James Duckworth is now embracing his Davis Cup debut for Australia.
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