PLAYER PROFILE

Alex Bolt

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
160
ATP
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born 5 January 1993
  • LivesMurray Bridge, South Australia
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachLiam Smith
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“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

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

AO Play-off: Schoolkate stuns Harris in five
Tristan Schoolkate (Getty Images)
1 min ago

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.
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Inglis, Bolt top seeds for AO Play-off
Maddison Inglis (Getty Images)
8 December, 2019

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.
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Australian Open 2020 Play-off under way next week
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Maddison Inglis of Australia plays a backhand shot against Danielle Collins of the USA during day one of the 2019 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
6 December, 2019

Maddison Inglis and Alex Bolt will head the women's and men's fields at next week's Australian Open 2020 Play-off.
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Saville enjoying local support
SavillePlayford19
31 October, 2019

Unseeded Luke Saville claims a quarterfinal berth at home in Playford, upsetting No.12 seed, Akira Santillan.
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