PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age32
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Eaton
“It's great to be able to give back a little bit; I know I look up to the guys who came before me as well and always still touch base with them, so to be able to have that connection is always helpful.”

— John Peers, 10 Jul 2019

» Aussies Schoolkate, Peers win at Wimbledon

On court

  • Started playing tennis as soon as he could walk as he had a tennis court in his backyard.
  • His mum, Elizabeth played professional tennis and sister, Sally currently plays on the tour.
  • 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.
  • Career highlight was playing doubles at the Wimbledon Championships in 2012 and representing Australia in the 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.
  • Enjoyed a break out 2015 with Jamie Murray, winning doubles titles in Brisbane and Hamburg en route to a ranking of World No.5
  • Established dominance with Henri Kontinen in 2016 with five doubles titles that included the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals
  • Won first Grand Slam doubles championship in 2017 with Henri Kontinen at the Australian Open

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 doubles ranking history

2016 9
2015 8
2014 43
2013 29
2012 78
2011 357
2008 1175

Titles/Finals

Doubles Titles

2017 Australian Open, Washington ITF, Beijing ITF, Shanghai ITF, ATP Finals

2016 Brisbane ITF, Munich ITF, Hamburg ITF, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris, ATP Finals

2015 Brisbane ITF, Hamburg ITF

2014 Munich ITF

2013 Houston ITF, Gstaad ITF, Bangkok ITF

Finals

2016 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai

2015 Basel ITF, Vienna ITF, US Open, Wimbledon, Barcelona ITF, Rotterdam ITF

2014 Kuala Lumpur ITF, Winston-Salem ITF, London ITF

2013 Tokyo ITF

John Peers in the news

Sanders, Polmans into Australian Open quarterfinals
Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans are into the Australian Open 2021 mixed doubles quarterfinals. Pictures: Tennis Australia
15 February, 2021

Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans win all-Aussie mixed doubles battle to advance to the quarterfinals at Australian Open 2021.
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John Peers: Enduring ambitions
John Peers with wife Danielle and daughters Elli and Harper
15 February, 2021

Once an Australian Open ballkid, the enduring John Peers is now a family man and former champion with an eye on further Grand Slam successes.
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Ash Barty setting a fine example at Australian Open 2021
Ash Barty plays a sliced backhand during her third-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
15 February, 2021

Australia's world No.1 Ash Barty features in fourth-round singles action on day eight at Australian Open 2021.
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Winning run over for Kyrgios, Kokkinakis in Australian Open doubles
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis during an Australian Open 2021 doubles match. Picture: Tennis Australia
14 February, 2021

Australian favourites Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis lost their Australian Open 2021 men's doubles second-round match at Melbourne Park today.
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