PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age29
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Eaton
“"We’ve all got a good chemistry off the court and to be able to get on the same side of the net as each one of the boys is really good fun."”

— John Peers, 31 Jan 2018

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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

Australia to face Austria in Davis Cup play-off
Lleyton Hewitt will face Austria as captain 13 years after facing them as a player; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

Australia face a trip to Austria in September when the two teams will contest a place in the 2019 Davis Cup World Group.
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De Minaur, Kokkinakis, Millman qualify in Miami
(L-R) Thanasi Kokkinakis, John Millman and Alex De Minaur qualified for the Miami Open; Getty Images
21 March, 2018

Aussie trio Alex De Minaur, Thanasi Kokkinakis and John Millman all won their final-round qualifying matches in straight sets to reach the main draw of the Miami Open.
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DAVIS CUP: Germany grabs 2-1 lead
John Peers and Matthew Ebden fought for five sets before Germany claimed the important win; Getty Images
3 February, 2018

John Peers and Matt Ebden fought hard in their first-time doubles pairing, but it was Germany who claimed the 6-4 6-7(1) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4 win.
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De Minaur set for Davis Cup debut
Alex De Minaur and Alexander Zverev ahead of their Davis Cup singles rubber on Friday; Getty Images
1 February, 2018

Alex De Minaur will face Alexander Zverev in his Davis Cup debut for Australia.
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