James Lemke

  • Age36
  • Born25 January 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMatt Fox
  • Pro Since2005

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged seven when his dad, Matthew introduced him to the game.
  • Captured his first ITF junior title in Florence, winning the 31st City of Florence International doubles in 2006.
  • Claimed his maiden ITF Futures circuit event in Alabama in 2009, defeating Conor Niland from Ireland in the final.
  • Made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open 2010 in the qualifying event.
  • Captured the ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles title in Wolfsburg, Germany in 2010.
  • Broke into the world’s top 300 for the first time in 2010.
  • Secured four ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles titles on home soil in 2011.
  • Ultimate goal is to win the French Open.
  • Favourite surface is clay.

Off court

  • Hobbies include playing soccer, going to the movies and listening to music.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 634
2012 540
2011 287
2010 296
2009 497
2008 806
2007 1277
2006 1540



2011 Australia F1 ITF, Australia F3 ITF, Australia F4 ITF, Australia F6 ITF

2010 Germany F6 ITF

2009 USA F27 ITF


2013 Mildura ITF

2010 France F11 ITF, USA F28 ITF, USA F29 ITF, Italy F9 ITF

2009 USA F28 ITF, Australia F11 ITF

James Lemke in the news

2014 ATL South East Conference men’s teams preview
Sam Groth, US Open, 2014. GETTY IMAGES
24 November, 2014

The 2014 South East Men's Conference of the ATL commences this Friday, 28th of November.
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Saville on a roll with third title
Luke Saville is a strong presence on the Australian Pro Tour and at ATP Challenger level; Getty Images
17 April, 2014

Luke Saville has established himself as one of the form Australian players with his third Pro Tour title this season at the Glen Iris Men's International.
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Classics and Royals take the Victorian Conference crowns
Classics Women - Vic Conf Champions
30 November, 2013

Conference has concluded with a sensational Finals Day held at the new state of the art National Tennis Centre. With masses in attendance to see the stable of star…
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Dreams realised as Vic teams secure finals spots
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24 November, 2013

The 20 day storm of new age tennis will conclude on Saturday 30th November with the Asia Pacific Tennis League Vic Conference Finals Day. In a memorable weekend…
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