PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age31
  • 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

Davis Cup: Australia ready for Belgium challenge
PUMPED: John Peers, Nick Kyrgios and captain Lleyton Hewitt celebrate Australia's 3-0 win over Colombia in their opening group match in Madrid; Getty Images
5 hours ago

Australia's Davis Cup team is aiming to snap a three-tie losing streak against Belgium in Madrid on Thursday morning.
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Davis Cup: Australia clinch 3-0 win over Colombia
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 19: Alex De Minaur of Australia celebrates during Day 2 of the 2019 Davis Cup at La Caja Magica on November 19, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
9 hours ago

Australia opens with a 3-0 win over Colombia at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.
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Davis Cup: Australia ready for tough Colombia test
John Millman (L) and Nick Kyrgios during an Australian Davis Cup team training session in Madrid. (Getty Images)
19 November, 2019

Australia's Davis Cup team opens its campaign against Colombia in Madrid early on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
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Hewitt hails strength of Australian Davis Cup team
Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt. (Getty Images)
18 November, 2019

Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt believes the five-man squad representing Australia in Madrid is the strongest he's seen in four years at the helm.
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