Alexei Popyrin

  • Age20
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
“It's just all positive. I'm really happy with the way I fought, with the way I played. That was high-level tennis”

— Alexei Popyrin, 1 Sep 2019

» Popryin falls to Berrettini at US Open

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

Kyrgios top seed at ATP Delray Beach
Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)
17 February, 2020

Nick Kyrgios headlines the Aussie charge at this week's ATP event in Delray Beach, while Alexei Popyrin is aiming to qualify in Marseille.
Read more
Kyrgios beats Khachanov, Nadal next at AO
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his five-set win over Karen Khachanov in the third round of Australian Open 2020. (Getty Images)
26 January, 2020

Nick Kyrgios outlasts Karen Khachanov in a third-round epic at AO2020 to set up a last-16 clash with Rafael Nadal, while fellow Aussie Alexei Popyrin bowed out to Daniil Medvedev.
Read more
Popyrin poised to strike at Australian Open
Alexei Popyrin at the Australian Open; Getty Images
25 January, 2020

Fast-rising Alexei Popyrin is relishing a rematch with world No.4 Daniil Medvedev in the third round of the Australian Open.
Read more
Kyrgios sees off Simon to reach AO third round
Nick Kyrgios celebrates victory over Gilles Simon in the second round of Australian Open 2020. (Getty Images)
23 January, 2020

Nick Kyrgios overpowers Gilles Simon in four sets at Melbourne Arena to advance to the last 32 at Australian Open 2020.
Read more
read more articles