PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age29
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Eaton
“It’s really nice to know we’ve got London cemented already this time of year.”

— John Peers, 5 Sep 2017

» Peers, Kontinen qualify for ATP Finals

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

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 Shanghai, close in on No.1
John Peers (R) and Henri Kontinen hoist their Shanghai Masters champions' trophies; Getty Images
16 October, 2017

Aussie John Peers and Finnish partner Henri Kontinen are closing in on the doubles team No.1 ranking after winning the ATP Shanghai Masters title.
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John Peers wins China Open doubles title
CHAMPIONS: Henri Kontinen and John Peers celebrate their China Open victory; Getty Images
8 October, 2017

John Peers teams with Finnish partner Henri Kontinen to win the China Open in Beijing.
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Kyrgios sets up Nadal showdown
IMPRESSIVE: Nick Kyrgios was at his best as he defeated Alexander Zverev in the China Open semifinals; Getty Images
8 October, 2017

Nick Kyrgios defeats world No.4 Alexander Zverev to reach the China Open final in Beijing.
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Peers sets new milestone
FOCUSED: John Peers is enjoying a career-best season; Getty Images
5 October, 2017

It has been a season to remember for world No.2-ranked doubles player John Peers.
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