At 27 years of age, some might consider John Peers to be a late bloomer on the ATP doubles circuit but it’s been a bloom that’s been more than worth the wait.
There’s never been any doubt about Peers’ talent and 2015 has more than proved he is up there with the world’s best, in a year where he has made back-to-back Grand Slam finals and reach a career high ranking of number 7 in the world.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Peers was introduced to tennis as a child with his mother and uncle both professional players.
At the age of 18, Peers made the decision to develop his game via the US College system where he attended Middle Tennesee and Baylor University.
After a successful College career, Peers turned pro in 2011 and spent three years plying his trade on the ITF and Challenger circuit competing in singles and doubles.
However it was a decision to focus solely on doubles at the start of 2013 that proved a masterstroke.
Partnering with Britain’s Jamie Murray, the pair had immediate success and haven’t looked back.
They’ve won six titles on the ATP Tour and in 2015 made the final of Wimbledon and the US Open.
Peers has sets his sights on a maiden grand slam in 2016 as well as breaking into the Australian Davis Cup squad.
- 2015 Wimbeldon Doubles Finalist
- 2015 US Open Double Finalist
- 2015 Winner German Open, Hamburg
- 2015 Winner, Brisbane International
- 2014 Winner BMW Open, Munich
- 2013 Winner US Clay Court Championships
- 2013 Winner Suisse Open
- 2013 Winner Thailand Open
- 2013 Semi Finalist Shanghai Masters