Alex Bolt

  • Age28
  • 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

Rankings movers: Sanders, Popyrin hit new highs
Alexei Popyrin and Storm Sanders
2 March, 2021

Alexei Popyrin and Storm Sanders skyrocket to career-high rankings after breakthrough performances in Singapore and Adelaide.
Read more
All-Aussie showdown set for day four at Australian Open 2021
Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova clash in an all-Australian second round at Australian Open 2021. Pictures: Tennis Australia
11 February, 2021

Ash or Dash? That's the big question for Aussie tennis fans ahead of today's Australian Open 2021 second-round showdown between two of the nation's most popular…
Read more
Kyrgios saves match points, keeps Australian Open hopes alive
A courageous Nick Kyrgios has saved two match points to win his second-round match at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 February, 2021

Nick Kyrgios has recorded an incredible second-round victory at Australian Open 2021, saving two match points to defeat France's Ugo Humbert in five sets.
Read more
‘No place for impossible’ on day three of Australian Open 2021
FOCUSED: Alex Bolt and Ajla Tomljanovic are hoping to upset higher-ranked opponents on day three of Australian Open 2021. Pictures: Tennis Australia
10 February, 2021

Five Australians face seeded opponents in second-round singles action today at Australian Open 2021 - but that doesn't mean their chances should be discounted.
Read more
read more articles