PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
61
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
FOLLOW
“It's a good feeling but I'm striving for much bigger ... I focus on my game, I focus on my craft and the ranking will come.”

— Alexei Popyrin, 1 Mar 2021

» Alexei Popyrin: “I’ve always had the belief”

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

Social round-up: Celebrating titles and other milestones
Storm Sanders, right, celebrates winning an ITF doubles title with American Caty McNally. Picture: Instagram
13 May, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Ranking movers: Popyrin soars to new career-high
Alexei Popyrin serves during his Madrid third-round run. Picture: Getty Images
10 May, 2021

Alexei Popyrin is now Australia's No.4-ranked man after rising to a new career-high of No.61 this week.
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Winning start for Tomljanovic in Rome
Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 May, 2021

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic has recorded an opening-round win in the singles qualifying draw at the Italian Open.
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Ash Barty books place in Madrid final
Ash Barty during her semifinal win in Madrid. Picture: Getty Images
7 May, 2021

Australia's Ash Barty will play Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the women's singles final at the Madrid Open.
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