PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age28
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“It is an amazing feeling. I was looking through some of the names on the trophy. To be alongside some of the guys and idols I looked up to in the past is something that hasn't sunk in yet.”

— John Peers, 29 Jan 2017

» Humbled Peers joins idols with AO trophy

On court

  • Started playing tennis as soon as he could walk as he had a tennis court in his back yard.
  • His mum, Elizabeth played professional tennis and sister, Sally currently plays on the tour.
  • Member of the Tennis Victoria Development squad from 2003 to 2005.
  • Secured his first ITF junior doubles title in New Caledonia in 2005.
  • Claimed his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles and doubles titles in Venezuela in 2011.
  • Captured five Challenger doubles titles in 2012.
  • Reached the final of the ITF Futures Pro Circuit in Arkansas in 2012.
  • Broke into the World’s top 500 in 2012.
  • Career highlight was playing doubles at the Wimbledon Championships in 2012.
  • Goal is to represent Australia in Davis Cup.
  • Admires Roger Federer because he is an all court player.
  • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon because it was the first grand slam he played and he admires the history of the event.
  • Enjoys the competitive aspect of tennis.

Off court

  • Hobbies include golf, surfing, AFL (he’s an Essendon fan) and cricket.
  • Favourite food is Chicken Parmigiana
  • Favourite band is Coldplay.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 1217
2012 642
2011 568
2010 NA
2009 1461

Titles/Finals

Titles

2011 Venezuala F6 ITF

Finals

2012 USA F10 ITF

2011 Venezuala F4 ITF

John Peers in the news

US wins doubles, close Davis Cup margin
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  Steve Johnson of the USA celebrates victory with doubles team mate Jack Sock after defeating Sam Groth and John Peers of Australia in doubles during the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinals between Australia and the USA at Pat Rafter Arena on April 7, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
8 April, 2017

Australia must win one of their two remaining singles matches to progress to the Davis Cup semi-finals after John Peers and Sam Groth were beaten in a five-set doubles…
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Hewitt eyeing special opportunity
The Australian Davis Cup team, from left, John Peers, Sam Groth, Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson in Brisbane; Getty Images
6 April, 2017

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt is aiming to lead his team into the Davis Cup semifinals.
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Thompson to open Davis Cup quarterfinal
Jordan Thompson during a Davis Cup practice session in Brisbane; Getty Images
6 April, 2017

Jordan Thompson scheduled to play Jack Sock in opening Davis Cup rubber.
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Groth gunning for glory in Brisbane
DETERMINED: Sam Groth in Davis Cup practice this week; Getty Images
5 April, 2017

Big-serving Sam Groth determined to steer Australian Davis Cup team to victory.
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