PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age30
  • 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

Davis Cup: Hewitt, Peers keep Aussie hopes alive
Lleyton Hewitt (R) and John Peers celebrate victory against Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer in Australia's Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Austria in Graz; Getty Images
16 September, 2018

A gritty four-set doubles win by Lleyton Hewitt and John Peers puts Australia at 1-2 going into Sunday's reverse singles rubbers in its Davis Cup tie against Austria in Graz.
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Austria take charge on opening day against Australia
Australia's Alex De Minaur returns the ball to Austria's Dennis Novak during their Davis Cup Playoff tennis match between Austria and Australia on September 14, 2018 in Graz, Austria. (Photo by ERWIN SCHERIAU / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT        (Photo credit should read ERWIN SCHERIAU/AFP/Getty Images)
14 September, 2018

Wins for Dominic Thiem and world No.133 Dennis Novak give Austria a commanding 2-0 lead over Australia in the Davis Cup.
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Hewitt ready for ‘tough battle’ against Austria
GRAZ,AUSTRIA,13.SEP.18 -  TENNIS - ITF, Davis Cup, Austria vs Australia, preview, training. Image shows captain Lleyton Hewitt (AUS).
Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christian Walgram
14 September, 2018

Australia will give everything when they face Austria on clay in the Davis Cup, says captain Lleyton Hewitt.
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Thompson and De Minaur to open for Australia v Austria
HUGE RESULT: Jordan Thompson celebrates a career-best win to give Australian an early lead in the Davis Cup quarterfinal; Getty Images
13 September, 2018

Jordan Thompson and Alex de Minaur will play singles for Australia on the opening day of the Davis Cup tie in Austria.
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