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

Stosur into Mallorca quarterfinals
Sam Stosur in action during her second round victory over Lara Arruabarrena in Mallorca (photo credit Manuel Queimadelos/Mallorca Open)
21 June, 2018

Sam Stosur advances to her first grass-court quarterfinal in seven years while Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios combined to oust the reigning Roland Garros champions at…
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Biggest movers: Hon, De Minaur set new ranking highs
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08:  Priscilla Hon of Australia in action against Katie Boulter of Great Britain during their Quarter Final match on Day 7 of the Fuzion 100 Surbition Trophy on June 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for LTA)
13 June, 2018

Priscilla Hon and Alex De Minaur set new career-high rankings after impressive starts to their grass court seasons.
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Heartbreaking loss for Peers at Roland Garros
DOUBLES STAR: John Peers in action in Paris; Getty Images
5 June, 2018

John Peers and Henri Kontinen beaten in close Roland Garros men's doubles quarterfinal.
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Gavrilova knocked out by Mertens at French Open
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 02:  Daria Gavrilova of Australia plays a forehand during the ladies singles third round match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during day seven of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 2, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
3 June, 2018

Daria Gavrilova is beaten by 16th seed Elise Mertens after Sam Stosur loses to former champion Garbine Muguruza in the French Open third round.
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