Alexei Popyrin

  • Age19
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
“I qualified for Wimbledon - dream come true. And then getting past the first round, what's not to enjoy? I'm probably not enjoying the loss right now a little bit. But I'm happy with the way the last month has gone, honestly.”

— Alexei Popyrin, 4 Jul 2019

» Popyrin taking positives from Wimbledon run

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



2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures


2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Popyrin taking positives from Wimbledon run
Alexei Popyrin in action during his second-round match against Daniil Medvedev at Wimbledon (Getty Images)
4 July, 2019

He may have lost in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, but it's been an extremely impressive month on grass for the ever-improving Alexei Popyrin.
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Wimbledon: Popyrin, Tomljanovic fall in second round
Alexei Popyrin (L) and Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
4 July, 2019

In back-to-back matches on Court 12 at Wimbledon, Ajla Tomljanovic and Alexei Popyrin went down to quality opponents on Wednesday.
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Wimbledon Day 3: Tomljanovic and Popyrin in action
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Alexei Popyrin of Australia celebrates during his mens singles match against Bjorn Frantangelo of The united States during qualifying prior to The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 at Bank of England Sports Centre on June 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
3 July, 2019

Six Australian players remain in the Wimbledon singles draw, with Ajla Tomljanovic and Alexei Popyrin featuring on day three.
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Popyrin wins on Wimbledon debut
Alexei Popyrin celebrates his first-round win at Wimbledon over Pablo Carreno Busta (Getty Images)
2 July, 2019

Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin overwhelms former world No.10 Pablo Carreno Busta on his main-draw debut at Wimbledon.
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