PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
131
ATP
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“I thought my level was definitely there, but it's just the consistency that wavered for me.”

— Alex Bolt, 19 Jan 2019

» Zverev stops Bolt at Australian Open

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

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

Kubler wins, Kokkinakis withdraws in Paris
Jason Kubler; Getty Images
7 hours ago

Jason Kubler wins his opening match in French Open qualifying but injury forces Thanasi Kokkinakis to withdraw.
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Aussies ready as Roland Garros qualifying begins
ON SERVE: Thanasi Kokkinakis is one of five Australian men in Roland Garros qualifying; Getty Images
20 May, 2019

Five Australian men are competing in Roland Garros qualifying, with four set to start their campaigns on Monday.
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Biggest movers: Smith recovering ground
John-Patrick Smith (Getty Images)
7 May, 2019

John-Patrick Smith rises almost 50 places in the latest rankings after his run to the ATP Challenger final in Mexico, while Maddison Inglis cracks the top 300 after reaching the…
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Miami: seeds Kyrgios, Millman among Aussie troupe
John Millman (L) and Nick Kyrgios are among the Aussies competing at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
19 March, 2019

Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Matt Ebden, Jordan Thompson and Bernard Tomic will play in the main draw at this fortnight's Miami Open.
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