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

Australian men achieve 25-year first in year-end singles rankings
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
4 December, 2023

Alex de Minaur is among eight Australian men to finish the 2023 season inside the top 100 in singles, the most to achieve this feat since 1998.
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Ranking movers: Ebden rises to world No.4 in doubles
Australian Matt Ebden in action. Picture: Getty Images
13 November, 2023

Australian Matt Ebden makes his top-five debut in the latest ATP World Tour doubles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Promising Australian teens scoop ITF titles
Rising Aussie teens Edward Winter and Stefani Webb both won ITF titles this week.
12 November, 2023

Rising teens Edward Winter and Stefani Webb were among four Australians to win ITF titles this week.
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Purcell wins all-Australian opening-round battle at Sofia
Max Purcell in action. Picture: Getty Images
7 November, 2023

Australian Max Purcell eliminates compatriot Rinky Hijikata in the opening round at an ATP 250 tournament in Bulgaria.
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