Alex Michelsen
Alex Michelsen
Alex Michelsen
Alex Michelsen
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Started playing tennis at age three, hitting backhands in the garage.
    • Has committed to the University of Georgia, beginning in the fall of 2023.
    • Father, Erik, is a lawyer and played college tennis at the University of Redlands, where he was a three-time All-American.
    • Mother, Sondra, is a retired teacher and played college tennis at San Diego State University, where she earned the prestigious Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship in 1989.
    • Says his mother has inspired him the most: "She taught me how to play and I was hitting with her almost every day until I was 15 or 16. My earliest tennis memory was when I was four and it started raining and I was crying to her because I couldn't play."
    • Brother, Jake, is three years older.
    • Favourite surface is hard and shot is backhand.
    • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon and city on tour is Paris.
    • Believes that winning the 2022 Wimbledon boys' doubles title, with countryman Sebastian Gorzny, has had the biggest impact on his young career: "Holding a Wimbledon trophy, even juniors, was super cool for me. I never thought that would happen. By far my favourite moment in tennis."
    • Tennis idol is Gael Monfils.
    • Enjoys playing basketball and is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.
    • Favourite athlete is Lionel Messi.
    • Biggest passion outside tennis is coin collecting. Owns over $10,000 in various coins.
    • Favourite book is Harry Potter, movie is Star Wars, TV show is Family Guy and actor is Tom Cruise.
    • Guilty pleasure is 'sweets'.
    • Favourite school subject is history.
    • Says his best quality is that he's 'caring' and worst quality is being 'too competitive'.

    (UPDATED 25 MAY 2024)

    • Youngest American in Top 200 of PIF ATP Rankings earned career-high No. 60 in May 2024 after defeating American No. 1 Fritz to reach 1st clay ATP Tour QF in Geneva.
    • Became the youngest American man in Grand Slam 3R since Young at 2007 US Open, reaching 3R at Australian Open.
    • Earned 1st ATP Tour win and reached 1st QF, SF and final at 2023 Newport, becoming the youngest American ATP Tour finalist since Fritz at 2016 Memphis.
    • Defeated No. 9 de Minaur for the biggest win of career in 2024 Los Cabos 2R, before squandering 3 MPs in QF against eventual champion Thompson.
    • Owns a 35-17 Challenger record (2-2 in finals), winning titles at 2023 Chicago and Knoxville.
    • Reached career-high No. 25 in ITF Juniors, highlighted by 2022 Wimbledon boys’ doubles title w/Gorzny.
    • Started playing at the age of 3, hitting with his mother, former college player, every day until 15 years of age.


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