Alexei Popyrin Bio

  • • Nickname is Pop.
  • • Speaks English, Russian and Spanish.
  • • Father, Alex; mother, Elena; brother, Anthony; sisters, Sonia and Anna. Says parents are his inspiration. Siblings, Anthony and Sonia also play tennis.
  • • Began playing tennis as 5-year-old at Kim Warwick Tennis Academy. Also credits Patrick Mouratoglou for helping him improve.
  • • Trained in Dubai for 2 years and served as a ballboy at Dubai ATP 500 event.
  • • Moved to Spain in 2010, where he still lives part-time.
  • • Favourite shot is forehand, tournament is Australian Open and surfaces are clay and hard.
  • • Lists London as his favourite city on tour.
  • • Tennis idol growing up was Juan Martin del Potro. Also admires sprinter Usain Bolt.
  • • Favourite movie is Total Recall and TV show is Game of Thrones.
  • • Enjoys basketball, football, golf, PlayStation and reading. Favourite school subject was history.
  • • Supports Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) and Everton FC (football).
  • • Favourite actor is Johnny Depp, musician is Ed Sheeran and food is sushi.
  • • Says his best quality is that he's funny and his worst is that he's shy.
  • • Favourite book is Fever by Mary Beth Keane.
     

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