PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
114
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
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“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
  • Claimed first ATP level title at Singapore Tennis Open in February 2021
  • 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

2020 112
2019 99
2018 148
2017 719
2016 1164

Titles/Finals

Titles

2021 Singapore Tennis Open

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures

Finals

2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Popyrin wins first ATP title in Singapore
Alexei Popyrin celebrates in Singapore. Picture: Getty Images
22 hours ago

Australia's Alexei Popyrin claims his maiden ATP singles title with victory in the Singapore Tennis Open.
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Aussies charge into Singapore finals
Alexei Popyrin is through to his first ATP singles final in Singapore. Picture: Getty Images
27 February, 2021

Three Australians - Alexei Popyrin, as well as doubles combination Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith - have advanced to the finals at an ATP 250 tournament in Singapore.
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Popyrin into first ATP semifinal in Singapore
Alexei Popyrin in Singapore; Getty Images
26 February, 2021

Alexei Popyrin triumphs in an all-Aussie encounter with Matt Ebden to progress to a first ATP level semifinal in Singapore.
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Ebden defeats Millman in all-Aussie battle in Singapore
Matthew Ebden in action. Picture: Tennis Australia
25 February, 2021

Matthew Ebden scores a straight-sets win against fellow Aussie John Millman at an ATP tournament in Singapore.
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