- Born 5 January 1993
- LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
- CoachLiam Smith
- Pro Since2009
“It’s the perfect Christmas present for me, a wildcard into the Australian Open. I couldn’t be happier.”
— Alex Bolt, 22 Dec 2017
» Australian Open wildcard for Bolt
- 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 Challenger
2014 Melbourne F4 ITF, An-Ning Challenger
2012 Happy Valley F7 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF
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
With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
Ash Barty is the new doubles world No.6 after combining with CoCo Vandeweghe to win the tandem title at the Miami Open.
Alex Bolt has moved to within striking distance of his career-high ranking, returning to the top 200 after his ATP Challenger victory in Zhuhai.
Australia's Alex Bolt takes his winning streak to seven matches as he claims the second ATP Challenger title of his career in Zhuhai.