PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
176
ATP
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
“Overall I feel like I played a really solid tennis match. I'm just in a great spot right now.”

— Alex Bolt, 27 Jun 2018

» Kokkinakis v Bolt for place in Wimbledon draw

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

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

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

Stosur sails into Gstaad second round
IMPRESSIVE START: Sam Stosur powered past Francesca Schiavone in the Swiss Open first round; Getty Images
18 July, 2018

Sam Stosur makes a winning start in Gstaad, powering past former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.
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Thompson wins all-Aussie battle in Newport
ON SERVE: Jordan Thompson is into the second round of the ATP event in Newport; Getty Images
17 July, 2018

Jordan Thompson defeats compatriot James Duckworth in the opening round, as Bernard Tomic and Alex Bolt qualify.
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Aussies continue on grass
Matt Ebden; Getty Images
17 July, 2018

The grass court season continues for a large group of Aussie men who have headed to Newport, Rhode Island for the ATP Hall of Fame Open.
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Hijikata into Wimbledon boys’ doubles semifinals
Rinky Hijikata in action at Wimbledon 2018; Getty Images
14 July, 2018

Sydneysider Rinky Hijikata, together with Japan's Naoki Tajima, has progressed to the semifinals of the Wimbledon boys' doubles event.
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