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

Popyrin falls to Fognini at ATP Swiss Indoors
Alexei Popyrin in action at the ATP tournament in Stockholm (©Intrum Stockholm Open)
23 October, 2019

Qualifier Alexei Popyrin falls to fifth seed Fabio Fognini while Taylor Fritz upsets Alexander Zverev to set a clash with Alex de Minaur.
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Biggest movers: Inglis cracks top 150
Maddison Inglis (Getty Images)
22 October, 2019

Maddison Inglis' breakout season continues, with the West Australian rising to a career-high ranking of No.145 this week.
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De Minaur wins first up in Basel
Alex de Minaur triumphs at the ATP Zhuhai Championships (Getty Images)
22 October, 2019

Alex de Minaur beats Hugo Dellien to set up a potential second-round clash with Alexander Zverev at the Swiss Indoors in Basel.
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Aussies in action: De Minaur, Popyrin set for Swiss Indoors
Alex de Minaur (L) and Alexei Popyrin (Getty Images)
21 October, 2019

Wildcard Alex de Minaur and qualifier Alexei Popyrin are in this week's draw at the ATP 500 event in Basel, Switzerland.
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