“I proved to myself that I can win matches again those top guys at the start of the year, so that’s given me the world of confidence.”
— Alex Bolt, 29 Oct 2019
» South Aussies shine in Playford
- 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
- 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 Zhuhai CH
2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning CH
2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF
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
18/u Australian champion Tristan Schoolkate, a wildcard entry into the AO Play-off, upsets No.2 seed Andrew Harris in five sets on Monday at Melbourne Park.
Maddison Inglis and Alex Bolt head the 16-player fields for the men's and women's AO Play-off events at Melbourne Park, beginning Monday.
Maddison Inglis and Alex Bolt will head the women's and men's fields at next week's Australian Open 2020 Play-off.
Unseeded Luke Saville claims a quarterfinal berth at home in Playford, upsetting No.12 seed, Akira Santillan.