PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
149
ATP
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
FOLLOW

On court

  • Began playing tennis at age four
  • In 2011, won the Optus 12s Grasscourt Championships
  • With partner Chase Ferguson, won the Optus 12s Nationals Claycourt Championships
  • Debuted on the ATP World Tour rankings on 8 August 2016
  • In 2017 became the first Australian since Phil Dent in 1968 to win the Roland Garros boys’ singles title, beating Spain’s Nicola Kuhn in the final
  • Peaked at a career-high ITF junior ranking of No.2 in June following his French Open triumph
  • Won first professional title in July 2017 at the ITF Futures event in Mragowo, Poland
  • Won two matches to qualify for his first ATP main draw at the Sydney International in January 2018
  • Made his Grand Slam main draw debut at Australian Open 2018, falling in the first round to Tim Smyczek in four sets
  • In August 2018, won first ATP Challenger title in Jinan, China; began in the qualifying rounds and won eight straight matches to win the trophy
  • Bases his game off idol Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Career goal is to be ranked World No. 1

Off court

  • Enjoys reading and watching television shows
  • Favourite sports outside of tennis are basketball and football

Year-end ranking history

2017 719
2016 1164

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures

Finals

2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 150
Alexei Popyrin in action at the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel; Getty Images
30 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin continues his rapid ascent in the rankings after reaching the second round of the ATP Basel event as a qualifier. Priscilla Hon is also nearing the top 150 after…
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Zverev beats Popyrin at Swiss Indoors
Alexei Popyrin (R) shakes hands with Alexander Zverev following their second-round match at the Swiss Indoors in Basel; Getty Images
26 October, 2018

Second seed Alexander Zverev stops young Aussie Alexei Popyrin - a qualifier on a three-match winning streak in Basel - in two tight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss…
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Basel: Popyrin stuns Ebden, Millman beaten
Alexei Popyrin; Getty Images
24 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin makes his ATP breakthrough against fellow Australian Matt Ebden at the Swiss Indoors.
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Biggest movers: Hives soars towards top 250
Zoe Hives; Getty Images
23 October, 2018

Victorian Zoe Hives makes a big jump after her victory at the Australian Pro Tour event in Toowoomba, while Maverick Banes does the same.
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