PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
119
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

Biggest movers: Barty on brink of top 10
Ash Barty celebrates her third-round victory at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
19 March, 2019

After a run to the fourth round of Indian Wells, Ash Barty rises to world No.11, and trails No.10 Serena Williams by just 11 ranking points.
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Miami: seeds Kyrgios, Millman among Aussie troupe
John Millman (L) and Nick Kyrgios are among the Aussies competing at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
19 March, 2019

Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Matt Ebden, Jordan Thompson and Bernard Tomic will play in the main draw at this fortnight's Miami Open.
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Barty to lead Aussie women in Miami
Ash Barty (Getty Images)
18 March, 2019

No.12 seed Ash Barty will lead a contingent of four Aussie women at this fortnight's Miami Open, while Alex Bolt and Alexei Popyrin are set for ATP qualifying.
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Barty charges into Indian Wells fourth round
MOVING ON: Ash Barty is into the fourth round at Indian Wells; Getty Images
11 March, 2019

Ash Barty sets up Indian Wells fourth-round showdown against world No.6 Elina Svitolina.
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