PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

  • Age19
  • Born 5 August 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2016
FOLLOW

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

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: Popyrin nears top 200
Alexei Popyrin; Getty Images
15 August, 2018

A maiden ATP Challenger title in China pushes Alexei Popyrin up almost 100 places in the rankings, while there are also big gains for Thanasi Kokkinakis and Aleksandar Vukic.
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Popyrin claims first ATP Challenger title
2018 Australian Open - Day 2
13 August, 2018

Australian teenager Alexei Popyrin has come through the qualifying rounds to win his first Challenger title in Jinan, China, and now stands on the brink of the world's top…
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Biggest movers: De Minaur cracks top 50
Alex De Minaur in action during his second-round win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon; Getty Images
7 August, 2018

As Alex De Minaur broke new ground in the latest ATP rankings, Ajla Tomljanovic returned to the top 60 while James Duckworth soared more than 200 places after his wins in…
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Biggest movers: Millman cracks top 50
John Millman; Getty Images
24 July, 2018

John Millman continues to flourish, Sam Stosur inches her way back, and youngsters make their move in the latest release of the ATP and WTA rankings.
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