PLAYER PROFILE

Maverick Banes

  • Age24
  • Born10 April 1992
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachBen Mathias
  • Pro Since2006
“It’s my first title in Australia and my first for two years, so it’s really good to get that one.”

— Maverick Banes, 13 Nov 2016

» Banes wins first Australian title in Wollongong

On court

  • began playing tennis aged four and achieved a career goal when he first competed in the Australian Open Junior boys’ singles in 2008
  • realised at age 16 that he was good enough to turn professional
  • enjoys the challenge of playing in humid and testing conditions
  • favourite surface is clay
  • scholarship holder at the AIS Pro Tour Program in Canberra in 2010
  • person who has most influenced his career is his father, John
  • sporting hero is Carlos Moya
  • one day would like to be in the ATP top 10, win a Grand Slam tournament and represent Australia in Davis Cup
  • motto is “to give 100 per cent always”
  • feels his game most closely resembles David Ferrer’s
  • toughest opponent he’s ever faced is James Duckworth
  • the one match he most wishes he could replay is his first round qualifying loss to Simon Stadler at Australian Open 2011 (Banes fell 6-1 6-2)
  • dream tennis scenario would be to take on Rafael Nadal at the French Open
  • professional goals are to play Davis Cup for Australia, and rank inside the top 10

Off court

  • likes to spend time at the beach and listening to music
  • best piece of advice he’s received is to be the best he can be
  • his perfect day would involve hitting the beach and playing footy and cricket
  • he would have pursued a career as an Australian Rules footballer had he not been a tennis player

 

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 432
2014 355
2013 716
2012 796
2011 698
2010 1059
2009 1745
2008 1566

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Wollongong F9 ITF

2014 Croatia F10 ITF, Croatia F11 ITF

Finals

2015 Croatia F11 ITF, Croatia F12 ITF, Wollongong F11 ITF

2014 Spain F19 ITF, Spain F20 ITF

Maverick Banes in the news

Biggest movers: Jasika vaults close to career-high
Omar Jasika in action; Getty Images
7 February, 2017

Omar Jasika has come within just a few spots of his career-high ranking after winning his first ATP Challenger title in Burnie at the weekend.
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Biggest mover: Barty jumps 50 spots
Ash Barty in action during her second-round victory over Andrea Hlavackova at the WTA Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
22 November, 2016

Ash Barty is back in the top 300 after her quarterfinal finish in Taipei, while James Duckworth is within striking distance of a top-100 return.
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Banes wins first Australian title in Wollongong
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13 November, 2016

It was maiden success on home soil for fifth seed Maverick Banes as he edged out American Jarmere Jenkins in Wollongong on Sunday.
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Nolan takes doubles, Banes makes final in Wollongong
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12 November, 2016

Daniel Nolan won his first ITF Futures doubles title with Kiwi Finn Tearney while Maverick Banes reached his second 2016 final after defeating wildcard Harry Bourchier.
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