Alex Bolt

  • Age31
  • 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
  • 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”
  • Won through qualifying rounds at Australian Open 2017 and Wimbledon in 2018, his first two Grand Slam main draw appearances
  • As a wildcard at Australian Open 2019, stunned Jack Sock and Gilles Simon to reach the third round, his best Grand Slam performance to date
  • Defeat of world No.30 Simon marked his best career win, in terms of opponent’s ranking
  • his AO 2019 result saw him crack the world’s top 130 for the first time
  • Received a Wimbledon 2021 wildcard after winning ATP Challenger title in Nottingham
  • 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 Cup; achieved the latter goal when he was selected for Australia in 2020, and first played a match at the 2021 Finals, winning a doubles rubber over Hungary alongside John Peers
  • 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

2023 329
2022 692
2021 135
2020 169
2019 159
2018 154
2017 192
2016 586
2015 266
2014 202
2013 364
2012 483
2011 897
2010 1202

Alex Bolt in the news

Aussie weekly wrap: Kokkinakis returns to winners’ circle
Thanasi Kokkinakis clinched his sixth career ATP Challenger singles title this week,
15 April, 2024

Thanasi Kokkinakis soars back into the world's top 100 after clinching an ATP Challenger singles title in America.
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Ranking movers: Storm Hunter hits new career-high in singles
Storm Hunter. Picture: Getty Images
1 April, 2024

In-form Australian Storm Hunter rises to a new career-high in the latest WTA Tour singles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Rising Australians soar to new heights
Hayden Jones, Gabriella Da Silva Fick, Talia Gibson and Adam Walton all recorded career-best results this week.
25 March, 2024

Hayden Jones, Gabriella Da Silva Fick, Talia Gibson and Adam Walton all recorded career-best results this week.
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Bolt scoops back-to-back Australian Pro Tour singles titles
Alex Bolt in action on the Australian Pro Tour. Picture: Tennis Australia
24 March, 2024

Australian Alex Bolt was crowned the men's singles champion at this week's Swan Hill Tennis International in regional Victoria.
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