PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
91
ATP
RANKING
  • Age20
  • 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
  • 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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures

Finals

2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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Popryin falls to Berrettini at US Open
Alexei Popyrin in action during his third-round loss to No.24 seed Matteo Berrettini at the US Open (Getty Images)
1 September, 2019

Alexei Popyrin fights hard but falls in four sets to 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who faces the winner of the Nick Kyrgios-Andrey Rublev third-round match.
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 6
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia prepares to serve during his Men's Doubles first round match on day five of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
31 August, 2019

Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Alexei Popyrin head into the third round of the US Open knowing a potential fourth-round meeting awaits them.
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US Open: Kyrgios cruises into round three
Nick Kyrgios in action during his second-round win over Antoine Hoang (Getty Images)
30 August, 2019

Nick Kyrgios sets up a third-round clash with in-form Andrey Rublev after his second consecutive straight-sets win at Flushing Meadows.
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