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Alex Bolt

Alex Bolt

Alex Bolt is an Australian professional tennis player who is widely considered a prodigy in the sport. Alex Bolt made it to the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open men’s doubles quarterfinals as a fresher. He has competed in the Australian Open several times since then. 

Despite being a newcomer, the Association of Tennis Professionals has Alex ranked World No. 81 in doubles and World No. 125 in singles (ATP).

Personal Life and Family History

Alex Bolt was born in Murray Bridge, South Australia, on January 5, 1993.

Despite being a household name in tennis, nothing is known about him personally.

As a result, we don’t have enough information about his family.

Nonetheless, we can see him on social media, such as Instagram, posting images with his family.

Apart from that, we can deduce from these posts that Alex enjoys spending time with his family.

His family has also shown their support for him over the years.

Alex began playing tennis at the age of seven, according to his biography.

He also spent most of his youth participating in sports such as basketball and football.

Alex also began playing local football during his sabbatical from tennis during the 2016 season.

Alex played in the River Murray Football League with the Mypolonga Tigers.

He worked as a fence-builder in Mypolonga during his time there.

As a result, it is clear that his passion for football is undeniable. Bolt is also a huge fan of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Height, Weight, and Age

Alex Bolt will be 29 years old in 2022. Capricorn is the zodiac sign of this enthusiastic guy.

He’s also a handsome athlete with a charming personality to match.

He is currently 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 84 kilograms. Bolt maintains his physical fitness with intense training and a tight diet.

Facts of Alex Bolt

Full Name Alex Bolt
Birthdate January 5, 1993
Age 29 years old
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity Russian Heritage
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown
Skin Fair
Birthplace Murray Bridge, South Australia
Residence Murray Bridge
Height Six feet/1.83 m
Weight 84 kg/185 lb
Body type Athletic
Skin Fair
Profession Tennis player
Turned Pro 2011
Highest Ranking (Singles) 125 (March 4, 2019)
World Ranking (Singles) 193 (2022)
Coach Peter Luczak & Aiden Hill
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
US Open QF (2018)
Australian Open QF (2014, 2017)
Wimbledon 1R (2014, 2018)
Relationship status Single
Social Media Instagram
Net Worth $5 million
Tennis Merch  Racket, Shoes, Bag
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth and Career Earnings

Despite his rising popularity, not much is known about the tennis player. Thus, information regarding his salary remains undisclosed as well.

However, it has been estimated that Alex Bolt’s net worth stands at a whopping $5 million. Besides that, his career earnings have amounted to $1,392,059

Early Career

At Murray Bridge, Bolt began his tennis career. In the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association, he competed.

Alex also made his professional ITF debut at the Australia F8 in October 2010. He advanced to the second round of the competition.

His outstanding performance, however, was short-lived, as he did not qualify for the 2012 Brisbane International. During qualification, he lost to Luke Saville in the first round.

Despite this, he spent the 2012 season participating on the Futures Circuit, despite his defeat.

Alex Bolt
Alex Bolt in a match. Source: sportingnews

Bolt’s dedication paid off when he reached his first final and won the 2012 Australian F7 championship in Happy Valley, South Australia. Bolt had never won a championship before.

In addition, from October to December 2012, Alex competed in four finals, winning one of them. Unlike last year, Bolt will finish the year ranked 483.

A promising youngster

Alex competes in the Sydney International qualifying rounds at the start of 2013. He advances to the competition’s second round before falling to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

In addition, during the 2013 Australian Open, Alex advanced to the second round of qualifying. He would, however, lose to Florent Serra in a close match, 4–6, 7–5, 6–8.

Alex, on the other hand, would be eliminated in the first round of the 2013 French Open after losing to James Duckworth.

A Title Aspirant

Alex got off to a fantastic start in 2014, receiving wild card entries in both the 2014 Australian Open qualifying and the 2014 Brisbane International.

In round 1, though, he would lose both of his qualification matches. Alex would also earn a wild card spot in the Men’s doubles partnered with Whittington.

The duo proved to be formidable in the competition, defeating Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero in round two.

Despite this, Alex’s outstanding form continues as he advances to the Burnie Challenger’s quarterfinal.

Hiroki Moriya Alex suffers his most heinous defeat of the year during the thrilling encounter against the eventual runner-up.

Despite the negative press following his defeat, Alex went on to play in a number of Australian Futures. In addition, he finishes second in F5 and first in F4.

In addition, on May 3, Bolt would win his first ATP Challenger Tour event at China International. He defeats top rival Nikola Mekti in straight sets to win the title.

Bolt’s rank would rise to 240 as a result. Furthermore, Alex wins the doubles with Andrew Whittington.

Furthermore, Alex is unable to make his grand slam debut at Wimbledon after losing in straight sets against Nikola Mekti in the final qualifying round.

In addition, he finished 2014 in the semi-finals of the Napa Challenger.

A lasting impression

The Onkaparinga Challenger was where Bolt began his 2015 season. After losing in the semi-finals to Ryan Harrison, he would be eliminated from the competition.

Alex will also be unable to compete in the 2015 Australian Open singles. He does, however, compete in doubles and makes it to the third round.

Alex also earned his second appearance in the ATP Challenger Tour final in Burnie.

Despite the great level of expectation, Alex would be eliminated from the competition after losing in straight sets to Chung Hyeon.

Alex also makes his first ATP Masters 1000 main draw appearance in Indian Wells after two consecutive wins in qualification.

Alex also competed in North America before returning to Australia to compete in the futures circuit.

He makes it to the Cairns F7 on the circuit but loses in three sets to Finn Tearney.

In October and November, Alex also makes it to the quarterfinals of the Latrobe and Canberra challengers.

Tennis suspension

Alex began 2016 by competing in the Onkaparinga Challenger, following an outstanding result in 2015. Alex made it to the quarterfinals of the event.

In addition, he failed to qualify for the 2016 Australian Open in the first round. Bolt also advanced to the semifinals of the Launceston Challenger and the Maui Challenger.

Alex then competes in three ITF tournaments in Australia. He does, however, take a break from tennis for the rest of the year.

On MatchStat, you may learn more about his career and highlights.

Back to tennis

Alex returned to tennis in January 2017 after a nine-month sabbatical to qualify for the Happy Valley Challenger.

After overcoming Tatsuma Ito in the first round, he loses to Omar Jasika in the second round.

Grand Slam debut in singles

Alex would, however, continue his tennis career at the 2017 Australian Open. He defeated Matthias Bachinger, Julien Benneteau, and Marius Copil during the event.

Shortly after his grand slam debut, he loses to Yoshito Nishioka. Alex also reached the quarterfinals in Doubles alongside Bradley Mousley for the second time in his career.

He also advanced to the quarterfinals of both the Launceston and Burnie International tournaments.

Alex also competed in the Launceston doubles finals with Andrew Whittington. He went to Asia in February shortly after, but failed to qualify for any singles challenger events.

He also returns to Australia to compete in the upcoming tour. Alex also flew to Europe in May and competed in the Ilkley Trophy final.

However, he was defeated in straight sets in the grand final by Marton Fucsovic. Alex had not competed in a Challenger final in well for two years.

As a result of result, he rose from 438 to 306 in the world rankings.

Alex also advanced to the finals of the second Challenger tour in Traralgon, where he lost to Australian Jason.

Regardless, Bolt’s performance in the tournament earned him a discretionary wildcard into the Australian Open.

Alex had an outstanding year in 2017, finishing the year with a ranking of 192. His ranking was significantly higher than it was in 2016.

Alex also finished the Challenger circuit with five finals and three victories. He completed the season with a career-high ranking of 86.

First ATP Singles win

Bolt initiated the 2018 season at the inaugural Playford Challenger event, where he lost to Jason Kubler. Further, Alex received a wildcard for the 2018 Sydney International in both doubles and singles.

Moreover, in the singles draw, Alex lost to Ričardas Berankis in the first round. Additionally, Lex lost to Viktor Troicki at the Australian Open during the first round in 5 sets.

Besides, Alex qualified for the Zhuhai Challenger in Mach and won the final as well. Likewise, his exceptional performance won him the first ATP World Tour Match.

During the finals, he beat Vasek Pospisil in round 1 at Rosmalen Grass Court Championships.

Furthermore, Alex partnered with Lleyton Hewitt for the 2002 Men’s singles Wimbledon champion in 2018.

On the other hand, Alex loses to Kyle Edmund in the singles during round 1 as well. Nonetheless, Bolt qualified for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Atlanta and Washington, despite his poor form.

However, Alex would lose in the first round of all three. Further, he would lose in the qualifying round for the US Open during the final game.

First Grand Slam win

Bolt would receive a wild card for Brisbane International. However, because of his inconsistency, he lost in the first round.

Similarly, he received a wild card in the Australian Open as well. However, unlike last time, Alex won his first Grand Slam after defeating Jack Socks in four sets.

Moreover, he defeated Gilles Simon in the second round but lost in the third round to Alexander Zverev due to 3–6, 3–6, 2–6.

Australian Open 2020

Alex’s 2020 season kicked off well as he reached the quarterfinal of the 2020 Adelaide International.

Also, he received a wildcard in the Australian Open 2020, where he would face Albert Ramos Viñolas in the first round.

Likewise, he won five sets in the first round before losing in the second round to the finalist. Dominic Thiem.

Unlike last year, Alex dropped his ranking as he finishes 2020 with an order of 171.

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Australian Open 2021

Furthermore, the athlete received another wildcard entry to the Australian Open 2021.

It was his fourth consecutive entry to the Australian Open.

Bolt managed to excel in the second round. However, he eventually lost the match to Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.

Likewise, the player was again awarded a fifth wildcard entry to the Australian Open 2022 but was unable to get past the first round.

Social Media Presence

Alex Bolt has quite a lot of fan-following on his social media accounts. He can be seen posting photos and videos of his family.

On his Instagram account, he has over 11k followers under the username @alex.bolt.

Similarly, Alex has over 4k followers on Twitter. You can follow him on the respective platform under the username @abolt15.