Plays: Right-Handed, Two Handed Backhand
Born: 25 July 1988
Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia
Resides: Perth, Australia
Height: 188 cm
John Peers was something of a late bloomer on the ATP doubles circuit but has well and truly made up for lost time in the past six years. Peers is widely regarded as one of the best doubles specialists in world tennis.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Peers was introduced to tennis as a child with his mother and uncle who were 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 Tennessee 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. A decision to focus solely on doubles at the start of 2013 proved a masterstroke. Partnering with Britain’s Jamie Murray, the pair had immediate success. They won six titles on the ATP Tour and in 2015 made the final of Wimbledon and the US Open.
In 2016, Peers raised the bar even further when he teamed up with Fin Henri Kontinen. The pair won five titles for the season including a 10-match unbeaten run at the end of the year in the ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris and season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London. They started the 2017 season in incredible fashion claiming their first Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open – the first of five victories for the year.
Peers and Kontinen claimed three more titles in 2018 before making the 2019 Australian Open final. Peers also took out Stuttgart with Bruno Soares last year, as well as welcoming his second child with wife Danielle.
Having represented Australia in both the Davis Cup and ATP Cup finals, Peers debuted a new doubles partnership with New Zealander Michael Venus at the start of the 2020 season.