Alexei Popyrin

  • Age19
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
“I’ve had an incredible start to the year, beginning with the Australian Open, and I can’t wait for another chance to prove myself at Grand Slam level. I’ll do my very best and look forward to giving it my all.”

— Alexei Popyrin, 14 May 2019

» French Open wildcards for Popyrin, Hon

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

French Open wildcards for Popyrin, Hon
Alexei Popyrin (L) and Priscilla Hon have been awarded main draw wildcards at this month's French Open (Getty Images)
14 May, 2019

Both verging on the top 100, Alexei Popyrin and Priscilla Hon will play on their favoured clay in the main draw of this month's French Open.
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Five Aussie women in top 100 best since 1993
(L-R) Astra Sharma, Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic and Sam Stosur (Getty Images)
2 May, 2019

Australia has five women ranked inside the WTA top 100 - our biggest representation since January 1993.
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Millman, Tomljanovic progress on clay
John Millman (L) and Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
1 May, 2019

John Millman beats Bernard Tomic in an all-Aussie affair to reach the second round in Estoril, while Ajla Tomljanovic wins her opening-round match in Rabat.
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De Minaur downed in Estoril
Alex de Minaur in action during his second-round loss to American qualifier Marcos Giron at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
30 April, 2019

Playing his first match in almost two months, Alex de Minaur goes down to Portuguese qualifier Joao Domingues in three sets in the first round of the ATP Estoril Open.
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