- Born25 July 1988
- Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
- LivesMelbourne, Victoria
- Height185 cm
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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