Alex Bolt

  • Age30
  • 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
  • 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”
  • Won through qualifying rounds at Australian Open 2017 and Wimbledon in 2018, his first two Grand Slam main draw appearances
  • As a wildcard at Australian Open 2019, stunned Jack Sock and Gilles Simon to reach the third round, his best Grand Slam performance to date
  • Defeat of world No.30 Simon marked his best career win, in terms of opponent’s ranking
  • his AO 2019 result saw him crack the world’s top 130 for the first time
  • Received a Wimbledon 2021 wildcard after winning ATP Challenger title in Nottingham
  • 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 Cup; achieved the latter goal when he was selected for Australia in 2020, and first played a match at the 2021 Finals, winning a doubles rubber over Hungary alongside John Peers
  • 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

2023 329
2022 692
2021 135
2020 169
2019 159
2018 154
2017 192
2016 586
2015 266
2014 202
2013 364
2012 483
2011 897
2010 1202

Alex Bolt in the news

Australian men achieve 25-year first in year-end singles rankings
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
4 December, 2023

Alex de Minaur is among eight Australian men to finish the 2023 season inside the top 100 in singles, the most to achieve this feat since 1998.
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John Peers advances to doubles final in Kazakhstan
John Peers in action. Picture: Getty Images
2 October, 2023

Australian John Peers and Croatian partner Mate Pavic progress to an ATP 250 doubles final in Astana.
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Rankings movers: Resurgent Polmans continues to climb
Marc Polmans of Australia during practice ahead of the 2023 Australian Open on Sunday, January 8, 2023. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Tennis Australia/ GEORGE SAL
26 September, 2023

Australian Marc Polmans has improved his ATP Tour singles ranking by more than 640 places in the past 12 months.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Rising stars record major milestones
Taylah Preston and Philip Sekulic are rising stars of Australian tennis.
25 September, 2023

Taylah Preston and Philip Sekulic both recorded impressive results on the world stage this week.
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