Alex Bolt

  • Age27
  • 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
  • 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

2020 169
2019 159
2018 154
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


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

Aussies in action: Peers into Sardinia semifinals
IN FORM: John Peers and Michael Venus are into their third semifinal of the season on clay. Picture: Getty Images
15 October, 2020

Several Australian men are enjoying winning runs in European tournaments this week, including our top-ranked doubles player John Peers.
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Aussies in action: Cologne serves up challenges
Jordan Thompson at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
13 October, 2020

Jordan Thompson, John Millman and Marc Polmans have all lost their first-round matches at an ATP tournament in Germany.
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Aussies in action: European indoor hard court season begins
AUSSIES IN ACTION: James Duckworth, Jordan Thompson and John Millman. Pictures: Getty Images
12 October, 2020

It is a busy week for our Aussie men, with 11 competing across four different European tournaments.
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Vukic saves two match points in Roland Garros win
ON THE RISE: Aleksandar Vukic in action during Australian Open qualifying earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
22 September, 2020

Aleksandar Vukic makes a winning debut in Roland Garros qualifying - but he had to save two match points to defeat Spain's Carlos Alcaraz.
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