PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
152
ATP
RANKING
  • Age29
  • 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
  • received a Wimbledon 2021 wildcard after winning ATP Challenger title in Nottingham

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

2021 135
2020 169
2019 159
2018 154
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

Twelve Aussies set to begin their Australian Open 2022 campaigns
Sam Stosur, Priscilla Hon, Jordan Thompson and Alexei Popyrin lead the Aussie charge on day two at the Australian Open.
13 hours ago

An exciting Australian Open 2022 day two schedule includes 12 Aussie players (six men and six women) in first-round singles action.
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Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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Australian Open 2022 singles draws revealed
Sam Stosur, Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty and James Duckworth are ready for Australian Open 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
13 January, 2022

The men's and women's singles draws for Australian Open 2022 are set. Find out who our Aussie contenders face in the opening round ...
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Inglis shines bright in Adelaide sun
Maddison Inglis at the 2022 Adelaide International; Getty Images
11 January, 2022

Maddison Inglis claims a confidence-boosting win over Danka Kovinic in the first round of the Adelaide International 2.
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