John William Peers is a professional tennis player from Australia. He has had a great doubles career and in 2017, he won the men’s doubles events at the Australian Open. In 2016 and 2017, he also won the men’s doubles at the ATP Tour Finals. He achieved a doubles career-high ranking of No.2 in April 2017. As of mid-January 2022, he is ranked No.13 in the world for doubles.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Peers was born in Melbourne on July 25, 1988. He still resides in the city. He turned pro in 2011 and is coached by David Collins. He stands 188 cm and his last listed weight is 82 kilograms. He plays right-handed and he has a two-handed backhand. As of January 2022, he has accumulated prize money earnings of more than $4.7M.
He started playing tennis at a very young age. His mother and his sister both played tennis professionally. One of his favorite tennis players is Roger Federer. He is married to his wife Danielle and they have two daughters. He enjoys listening to Coldplay.
He turned pro in 2011. 2017 was a great year for him because not only did he reach World No.2 in the doubles ranking, he also won his first Grand Slam title, the 2017 Australian Open Men’s Doubles. He shares this with Henri Kontinen. He was the first Aussie to win on home soil since 2001.
In 2016 and 2017, he won the ATP Finals back-to-back. He was paired with Kontinen. Other notable finishes for Peers include his finals finish at the 2015 Wimbledon and US Open. He also made it to the Quarterfinals of the 2017 French Open.
He represented Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where he won a bronze medal for the mixed doubles event.
Highest ranking: No. 456 (11 June 2012)
- Career Record: 319–195 (62.1%)
- Career Titles: 25
- Highest Ranking: No. 2 (3 April2017)
- Current Ranking: No. 13 (15 January2022)
Notable Grand Slam Doubles Finishes
- Australian Open - W (2017)
- French Open - QF (2018)
- Wimbledon - F (2015)
- US Open - F (2015)
Other Doubles Tournaments
Tour Finals - W (2016, 2017)
Olympic Games - 1R (2016, 2020)
Notable Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - QF (2015)
- French Open - QF (2015, 2019)
- Wimbledon - SF (2021)
- US Open - SF (2018)
Other Mixed Doubles Performances
Olympic Games - Bronze Medal (2020)
Bronze, Olympic Games - 2020 Tokyo - Mixed Doubles - Representing Australia