American tennis player Jeffrey John Wolf, popularly known as JJ Wolf, is an example of how far college sports can shape the career of an athlete.
In October 2022, Wolf was ranked no.16 in the world by the ATP – his career high in singles – having been performing creditably in the last few months.
For a man who only made his professional debut in 2019, the last three years have seen Wolf make some real progress in his fledgling career.
Biography and age
JJ Wolf was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born on December 21, 1998, he is currently 23 years old.
The young tennis star’s talent was discovered through collegiate sports, where he starred on the junior tour and rose to become the No. 1 ranked college player in the U.S. in 2019.
A year before, he was named Big Ten Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Year and defeated Jozef Kovalik to record his first Top 100 win.
And in 2020, he defeated Yuichi Sugita in the final to win the ATP Challenger Tour in Noumea. He has also slayed some giants in his young career, including downing Sebastian Korda.
Height and weight
JJ Wolf is 1.83 meters tall and weighs 82 kilograms.
Family, wife/girlfriend, children, parents, siblings
The American tennis star’s parents are Jeff Wolf (father) and his wife Brooke Wolf (mother). He also has a sister called Danielle, who equally played tennis in college.
Wolf has no children yet but is in a serious relationship with fellow tennis player Kat Lyman.
Wolf attended college at Ohio State University, where he developed his talent as a tennis player.
The 23-year-old is coached by Patrick Thompson and David Kass.
He is currently ranked no. 56 in the world by the ATP.
Prize money, salary, and net worth
Wolf has earned around $670,000 in prize money from his tennis career and has a net worth of around $1.5 million.
Instagram and Twitter handles
Wolf is not on Twitter but can be found on Instagram as @jjwolf5.