Off court, Alexei seems like the typical 20-year-old Aussie guy. Laid-back and fun to be around, he’s the kind of mate you’d play video games with. But don’t be fooled, when hesteps on the court, he’s an entirely different person.
He puts his game face on, his focussharpens, and he is ready for the kill. It starts with the serve, both precise and powerful, and then the forehand.
He is a big-time player, the kind that likes a crowd and doesn’t crack under pressure... the kind to make the fans go crazy. With a career-high ranking of No. 87, he may be the sniper, but he should in no way be underestimated.
Last year, he won a main draw match at all 4 Grand Slams, even eliminating UTS’ highest ranked player, Dominic Thiem.