PLAYER PROFILE

Alexei Popyrin

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
103
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • 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

Aussies in action: Stars back on tour
Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture: Getty Images
10 August, 2020

World No.56 Ajla Tomljanovic is one of four Aussie women competing at WTA Tour events this week.
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Alexei Popyrin: Coming of age
ON THE RISE: Alexei Popyrin in action at Australian Open 2020. Picture: Getty Images
5 August, 2020

As he celebrates a milestone birthday, Alexei Popyrin is already showing a maturity far beyond his 21 years.
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Eleven Aussies enter US Open
ONE TO WATCH: Alex de Minaur made the US Open fourth round in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
5 August, 2020

World No.26 Alex de Minaur is among 11 Australians who plan to contest the US Open later this month.
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Social round-up: New on-court accessories
Social round-up: New on-court accessories
30 July, 2020

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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