PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
108
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
  • 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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures

Finals

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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