PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age29
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Eaton
“It was more just disbelief to be honest that we’d actually done it, and that we were champions.”

— John Peers, 20 Nov 2017

» Newks: Peers reflects on Grand Slam-winning season

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

Peers, Kontinen win second Brisbane title
Henri Kontinen and John Peers; Getty Images
7 January, 2018

John Peers and Henri Kontinen head to the Australian Open with significant momentum after their triumph at the Brisbane International.
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Kokkinakis returns home for World Tennis Challenge
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
22 November, 2017

Hometown player Thanasi Kokkinakis will join a stellar field at Adelaide's World Tennis Challenge in January 2018.
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Newks: Peers reflects on Grand Slam-winning season
John Peers in action at the ATP Finals in London; Getty Images
20 November, 2017

In a season bookended by the Australian Open and ATP Finals titles, John Peers discusses a stellar year capped with his nomination for the Newcombe Medal.
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Peers, Kontinen defend ATP Finals title
John Peers (R) and Henri Kontinen hoist the trophy after winning the ATP Finals for a second straight year in London; Getty Images
20 November, 2017

Australia's John Peers and Finn Henri Kontinen have joined an illustrious list after defending their title at the ATP Finals in London.
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