PLAYER PROFILE

John Peers

  • Age30
  • Born25 July 1988
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Eaton
“It was a tight match and showed we're right back where we need to be.”

— John Peers, 27 Jan 2019

» Peers, Kontinen fall in AO men’s doubles final

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

Barty ready for Keys challenge
ONE TO WATCH: Ash Barty is impressing many with her Roland Garros run; Getty Images
5 June, 2019

Ash Barty's impressive rise is earning widespread praise from some of the greats of the sport.
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Barty surges into French Open quarterfinals
Ash Barty progresses to a second consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros; Getty Images
3 June, 2019

Ash Barty is closing in on a first Australian singles triumph at the French Open in 46 years after surging into the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.
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Barty’s Roland Garros momentum building
NICE TOUCH: Australia's Ash Barty is in impressive form in Paris; Getty Images
3 June, 2019

Ash Barty's winning run continues in both singles and doubles at Roland Garros.
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Barty advances to French Open fourth round
IN FORM: Ash Barty celebrates her third round win over Andrea Petkovic in Paris; Getty Images
2 June, 2019

Ash Barty continues impressive Roland Garros run, defeating former semifinalist Andrea Petkovic in the third round.
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