- Not to be confused with John Piers.
John Peers playing at Roland Garros 2013
25 July 1988 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders/Baylor Bears|
|Career record||0–0 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 456 (11 June 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 1215 (10 February 2014)|
|Career record||55–36 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 27 (13 January 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 33 (9 June 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013, 2014)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|US Open||QF (2013)|
|Last updated on: 15 June 2014.|
John Peers (born 25 July 1988) is an Australian professional tennis player who competed mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour both in singles and doubles until 2013 when he began to focus solely on doubles and began competing on the ATP World Tour.
Peers reached his career-high of World No. 28 in doubles in October 2013. His highest ATP singles ranking is World No. 456 in June 2012.
John Peers went to Mentone Grammar and led the 1STS team to two premierships. His first when he was in Year 7 in 2001 and his second when he was in Year 12 in 2006
Peers began the 2013 season playing with fellow Australian John-Patrick Smith, receiving a wildcard into the Australian Open. It was here that Peers gained his first ever Grand Slam victory, upsetting Polish duo of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in their opening match; in the second round they fell to Sergiy Stakhovsky and Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. In February, Peers teamed up with established doubles specialist Jamie Murray, a partnership that immediately looked to be a successful one, as the pair reached the semifinals of their first tournament together at the Open Sud de France. A couple of months later, Peers and Murray won their first title together, defeating 13-time Grand Slam champions and world number 1 pair Bob and Mike Bryan in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships after coming back from a set down.
The pair played their first Grand Slam tournament together at the French Open, however despite taking out the 15th seeded team of Knowle and Polášek in the first round, they ultimately fell in their next match against Colombian duo of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah Maksoud. This however allowed them to compete at the Aegon Trophy, a Challenger event which they ultimately won. Peers and Murray then went on to have a fairly successful grass court season, reaching the quarterfinals of the Aegon Championships, and the semifinals of the Aegon Championships. They headed to Wimbledon in a confident mindset, however went out in the first round to James Blake and Jurgen Melzer in a 5 set thriller that ended 14-12 in an 87 minute final set. Their early loss did not dishearten them however, and the pair went on to win their second title of the year a few weeks later, at the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad.
At the US Open, the pair had their most successful run at a Grand Slam tournament, making it all the way to the quarterfinals, defeating 9th seeds David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco on the way. In the end the pair went out to eventual finalists Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in three sets. Next up for the pair was the Asian swing of tournaments, where the pair had their best run of results to date, making two finals in a row and competing in their first Masters 1000 tournament as a pair. At the PTT Thailand Open, the pair were seeded third, and went on to win their third title of the year. Peers and Murray defeated multiple Grand Slam champion and former world number 1 Leander Paes on their way to the final, where they defeated Tomasz Bednarek and Johan Brunström in three sets. The following week, Peers and Murray reached their second final in a row, Peers' first ever ATP 500 final at the Rakuten Japan Open. Despite a close first set, the pair lost to established doubles pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in straight sets.
Peers competed in his first ever Masters 1000 tournament at the Shanghai Masters, where he and Murray defeated established doubles champions Julien Benneteau, Nenad Zimonjić and Robert Lindstedt on their way to the semifinals, where they lost in straight sets to Spanish duo of Marrero and Verdasco, in a closely fought contest that ended up being decided by two tiebreakers.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||13 April 2013||US Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States||Clay||Jamie Murray|| Bob Bryan
|1–6, 7–6(7–3), [12–10]|
|Winner||2.||28 July 2013||Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Jamie Murray|| Pablo Andújar
|Winner||3.||29 September 2013||PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard (i)||Jamie Murray|| Tomasz Bednarek
|6–3, 3–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||1.||6 October 2013||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Jamie Murray|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||4.||4 May 2014||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Jamie Murray|| Colin Fleming
|Runner-up||2.||15 June 2014||Aegon Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Jamie Murray|| Alexander Peya
|6–4, 6–7(4–7), [4–10]|
|Winner||1.||4 February 2012||Burnie, Australia||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Divij Sharan
|Winner||2.||11 February 2012||Caloundra, Australia||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| John Paul Fruttero
|Winner||3.||15 April 2012||León, Mexico||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| César Ramírez
|Runner-up||1.||9 June 2012||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Colin Ebelthite|| Hsieh Cheng-peng
|Runner-up||2.||7 July 2012||Winnetka, US||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Devin Britton
|6–1, 2–6, [6–10]|
|Winner||4.||29 July 2012||Lexington, US||Hard||Austin Krajicek|| Tennys Sandgren
|6–1, 7–6 (7–4)|
|Runner-up||3.||5 August 2012||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Maxime Authom
|Winner||5.||12 August 2012||Aptos, US||Hard||Rik de Voest|| Chris Guccione
|6–7 (5–7), 6–1, [10–4]|
|Runner-up||4.||15 September 2012||Istanbul, Turkey||Hard||Adrián Menéndez|| Karol Beck
|6–3, 2–6, [6–10]|
|Winner||6.||6 October 2012||Belém, Brazil||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Nicholas Monroe
|Winner||7.||4 November 2012||Charlottesville, US||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Jarmere Jenkins
|Winner||8.||9 June 2013||Nottingham, Great Britain||Grass||Jamie Murray|| Ken Skupski
|6-2, 6-7(3–7), [10-6]|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||2R||2R||0 / 2||2–2|
|French Open||A||2R||3R||0 / 2||3–2|
|Wimbledon||1R||1R||3R||0 / 2||0–2|
|US Open||A||QF||0 / 1||3–1|
|Win–Loss||0–1||5–4||3–2||0 / 7||8–7|
Peers played varsity tennis for the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders before transferring school to play for Baylor University Bears. While representing the Blue Raiders John earned all-conference honours from the Sun Belt in 2009 and 2010 in singles and doubles. Peers also received the Sun Belt Conference MVP in 2009. During his time at Baylor University John was named All-Big 12 in both singles and doubles and received ITA All-American honours in doubles. Paired with Roberto Maytin they finished the season ranked No. 5 in the National doubles ITA rankings Peers also earned ITA Texas Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award.
- John Peers Profile – Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site – BaylorBears.com
- "ATP RANKINGS HISTORY".
- "Jamie Murray & John Peers beat Bryans to Houston doubles title". BBC Sport. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.