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
“I didn't surprise myself (with how I handled the occasion). I felt pretty comfortable out there. Like I said, I love playing in these big stadiums with massive crowds like it was tonight.”

— Alexei Popyrin, 20 Jan 2019

» Pouille edges out plucky Popyrin in thriller

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

2018 148
2017 719
2016 1164

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures

Finals

2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

De Minaur to lead Aussie Davis Cup team in Adelaide
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Alex De Minaur of Australia plays a backhand in his third round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day five of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
34 mins ago

Alex de Minaur will lead the Australian challenge when they face Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Davis Cup next week.
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Peers, Kontinen into Australian Open doubles quarters
John Peers celebrates his doubles victory with Henri Kontinen at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
20 January, 2019

Aussie John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen on Sunday advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals, while Alexei Popyrin & Blake Ellis won through to the…
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Pouille edges out plucky Popyrin in thriller
Lucas Pouille shakes hands with Australian wildcard Alexei Popyrin after their five-set battle on MCA.
20 January, 2019

The teenager was aiming to become just the eighth wildcard in the Open Era to reach the Australian Open fourth round in the men's singles.
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Stosur, Peers, juniors among Aussie winners
Sam Stosur (L) in doubles action with Zhang Shuai at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
20 January, 2019

In addition to the incredible results Australia has enjoyed in singles at Australian Open 2019, there are plenty of other Aussies flourishing in doubles and juniors at Melbourne…
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