Alexei Popyrin

  • Age22
  • 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

De Minaur to lead Australia at 2021 Davis Cup Finals
Alex de Minaur at the 2019 Davis Cup Finals. Pictures: Getty Images
20 hours ago

Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur will spearhead our national team at next month's Davis Cup Finals in Italy.
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Tomljanovic continues impressive form at Cluj-Napoca
Ajla Tomljanovic in action. Picture: Getty Images
22 hours ago

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic is through to the second round at a WTA 250 tournament in Romania.
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Aussies in action: Alexei Popyrin qualifies at Vienna
Alexei Popyrin. Picture: Getty Images
25 October, 2021

Australian Alexei Popyrin has earned his place in the main draw at an ATP 500 tournament in Austria this week.
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Australians off to winning start at Moscow
John Millman in action at the Kremlin Cup. Picture: Getty Images
19 October, 2021

John Millman, James Duckworth and Ajla Tomljanovic have all posted opening-round wins at the Kremlin Cup in Russia.
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