PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
160
ATP
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“It really is a dream come true, I grew up watching the old ATP tournament when it was here.”

— Alex Bolt, 15 Jan 2020

» Alex Bolt targets further success in Adelaide

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 CH

2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning CH

2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF

Finals

2019 Lexington CH

2018 Fairfield CH

2017 Ilkley CH

2015 Burnie CH, 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

Barty into Adelaide WTA semifinals
Ash Barty progresses to the Adelaide International; Getty Images
16 January, 2020

Ash Barty showcases her many weapons with an emphatic quarterfinal win over Marketa Vondrousova in Adelaide.
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Bolt into first ATP quarterfinal in Adelaide
Alex Bolt progresses to a first ATP quarterfinal in Adelaide; Getty Images
15 January, 2020

Making a big breakthrough in his home state, Alex Bolt stuns Jan-Lennard Struff to progress to a first ATP quarterfinal in Adelaide.
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Alex Bolt targets further success in Adelaide
Alex Bolt in action at the Adelaide International; Getty Images
15 January, 2020

Delighted to compete at a venue where he first dreamed of becoming a pro player, South Australian Alex Bolt is aiming to maintain winning progress at the Adelaide…
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Bolt, Harris set for Australian Open main draw
South Australia's Alex Bolt will bolster the local contingent at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
13 January, 2020

With the Australian Open qualifying events about to begin, Australian wildcard recipients Alex Bolt and Andrew Harris are preparing to contest the main draw.
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