PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age35
  • 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
  • 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; defended ATP Finals title in 2017
  • Won first Grand Slam doubles championship at Australian Open 2017 with Henri Kontinen
  • Also in 2017, peaked at a career-high doubles ranking of world No.2
  • From November 2016 to August 2018, won 10 consecutive doubles finals (all with Kontinen)
  • Returned to the AO final in 2019 (again with Kontinen) before falling to Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut
  • With Filip Polasek, won 2021 Indian Wells doubles title for fourth career ATP Masters trophy
  • In 2022, combined with fellow Australian Storm Sanders to win his first major mixed doubles title at the US Open
  • Among career highlights include representing Australia in the Davis Cup; made his competition debut in 2016 against the United States at Kooyong in the first round of the World Group
  • 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.

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

2022 37
2021 13
2020 28
2019 26
2018 23
2017 4
2016 9
2015 8
2014 43
2013 29
2012 78
2011 357
2008 1175

John Peers in the news

Vukic posts career-biggest win on European clay
Aleksandar Vukic in action. Picture: Getty Images
20 May, 2024

Australian Aleksandar Vukic is through to the second round in singles at an ATP 250 tournament in France this week.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Adam Walton soars into top 100 with title-winning run
Adam Walton celebrates his singles victory at an ATP Challenger event in Chinese Taipei.
20 May, 2024

Rising star Adam Walton has been rewarded with a top-100 debut following an impressive performance on the ATP Challenger Tour.
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Thompson continues giant-killing run in Madrid Masters doubles draw
Jordan Thompson in action. Picture: Getty Images
2 May, 2024

Jordan Thompson and American partner Sebastian Korda are through to the doubles quarterfinals at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Spain.
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Thompson stuns top seeds in Madrid Masters doubles upset
Jordan Thompson in action. Picture: Getty Images
1 May, 2024

Australian Jordan Thompson and his American partner Sebastian Korda recorded a major first-round upset at an ATP Masters 1000 event in Spain.
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