Alexei Popyrin

  • Age21
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
“It's a good feeling but I'm striving for much bigger ... I focus on my game, I focus on my craft and the ranking will come.”

— Alexei Popyrin, 1 Mar 2021

» Alexei Popyrin: “I’ve always had the belief”

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
  • Made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in February 2019
  • Claimed first ATP level title at Singapore Tennis Open in February 2021
  • Trains at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Nice
  • 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

2020 112
2019 99
2018 148
2017 719
2016 1164



2021 Singapore Tennis Open

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures


2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Social round-up: Celebrating titles and other milestones
Storm Sanders, right, celebrates winning an ITF doubles title with American Caty McNally. Picture: Instagram
13 May, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Ranking movers: Popyrin soars to new career-high
Alexei Popyrin serves during his Madrid third-round run. Picture: Getty Images
10 May, 2021

Alexei Popyrin is now Australia's No.4-ranked man after rising to a new career-high of No.61 this week.
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Winning start for Tomljanovic in Rome
Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 May, 2021

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic has recorded an opening-round win in the singles qualifying draw at the Italian Open.
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Ash Barty books place in Madrid final
Ash Barty during her semifinal win in Madrid. Picture: Getty Images
7 May, 2021

Australia's Ash Barty will play Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the women's singles final at the Madrid Open.
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