Alexei Popyrin

  • Age21
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
“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



2021 Singapore Tennis Open

2018 Jinan Challenger

2017 Poland F4 Futures


2017 Indonesia F7 Futures

Alexei Popyrin in the news

Saville into doubles quarterfinals in Washington
Luke Saville. Picture: Getty Images
21 hours ago

Luke Saville and British partner Cameron Norrie have advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at an ATP 500 tournament in Washington.
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Ranking movers: Aussies continue to rise
Chris O'Connell and Ajla Tomljanovic continue to improve their rankings. Pictures: Getty Images
2 August, 2021

Chris O'Connell and Ajla Tomljanovic are among the many Australian players enjoying ranking rises this week.
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Thompson finishes runner-up in Atlanta doubles
Jordan Thompson in action in Atlanta. Picture: Getty Images
2 August, 2021

Jordan Thompson is a doubles finalist in Atlanta, while Jason Kubler continues to build momentum as he claims his first ATP Challenger singles title in two years.
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O’Connell scores career-best win to reach first tour quarterfinal
Chris O'Connell. Picture: Getty Images
30 July, 2021

Australian Chris O'Connell defeats second seed Jannik Sinner in Atlanta, scoring a career-first top-30 win.
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