Alexei Popyrin

  • Age24
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
“To play him in a final, and beat him in a final, honestly, words can't describe how happy I am. It's an unbelievable feeling.”

— Alexei Popyrin, 30 Jul 2023

» Popyrin beats Wawrinka to claim ATP Umag title

On court

  • Began playing tennis at age four
  • In 2011, won the Optus 12s Grasscourt 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
  • Won his first Grand Slam main-draw match at Australian Open 2019, ultimately advancing to the third round, where he pushed 28th seed Lucas Pouille to five sets
  • Made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in February 2019
  • In 2019, he won at least one round in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments
  • Returned to the third round at Australian Open 2020 and 2023; at the latter, he upset world No.9 Taylor Fritz for one of the biggest wins of his career
  • Claimed first ATP level title in Singapore in February 2021
  • Opened 2023 with a run to the last eight in Adelaide – just his third ATP-level quarterfinal – and stunned world No.6 Felix Auger-Aliassime along the way
  • Won his second ATP singles title on clay at Umag in July 2023
  • Trains at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Nice, France
  • Bases his game off idol Juan Martin del Potro
  • Career goal is to be ranked world No.1
  • Made his top-50 debut in August 2023 after reaching first ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinal at Cincinnati.

Off court

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

Year-end ranking history

2023 40
2022 121
2021 61
2020 112
2019 99
2018 148
2017 719
2016 1164

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Nine Aussies receive direct acceptance into Australian Open 2024
Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic.
7 December, 2023

Fan favourites Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will lead the Aussie charge at Australian Open 2024.
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Popyrin, Birrell to lead Australian charge at Brisbane International 2024
Alexei Popyrin and Kimberly Birrell will compete at the Brisbane International this summer.
6 December, 2023

Aussie favourites Alexei Popyrin and Kimberly Birrell are confirmed to compete at the Brisbane International this summer.
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Australian men achieve 25-year first in year-end singles rankings
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
4 December, 2023

Alex de Minaur is among eight Australian men to finish the 2023 season inside the top 100 in singles, the most to achieve this feat since 1998.
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De Minaur, Ebden, Hijikata, Hunter, Popyrin, Purcell nominated for 2023 Newcombe Medal
(L-R) Max Purcell, Storm Hunter, Alex de Minaur, Matt Ebden, Rinky Hijikata and Alexei Popyrin have been nominated for the Newcombe Medal in 2023. (Getty Images)
1 December, 2023

Alex de Minaur, Matt Ebden, Rinky Hijikata, Storm Hunter, Alexei Popyrin and Matt Purcell will all vie for the 2023 Newcombe Medal at the 13th edition of the Australian…
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