Alexei Popyrin

  • Age21
  • 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
  • Made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in February 2019
  • 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

2019 99
2018 148
2017 719
2016 1164



2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures


2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Mixed fortunes for Aussies in European tournaments
AUSSIE HOPE: Jordan Thompson. Picture: Getty Images
20 October, 2020

Jordan Thompson and Alexei Popyrin have been eliminated in Cologne, but John Peers wins his opening round match in Antwerp.
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Aussies in action: De Minaur returns in Antwerp
BACK IN ACTION: Australia's Alex de Minaur smiles on the practice court in Antwerp. Picture: Twitter
19 October, 2020

Alex de Minaur headlines the Aussies in action this week as the European indoor hard court season continues.
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Aussies in action: Duckworth, Popyrin score Cologne wins
James Duckworth in action at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
18 October, 2020

Two Australians - James Duckworth and Alexei Popyrin - progress to the final qualifying round of an ATP tournament in Cologne.
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Polmans scores biggest career win at Roland Garros
BIG WIN: Marc Polmans stretches for a forehand during his first round win at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
29 September, 2020

Marc Polmans is through to the second round in Paris after scoring his first top-50 win.
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