Max Purcell

  • Age18
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height161 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJarrad Burt
“Winning that Challenger gave me a fair bit of confidence and I guess I’m maturing and the body is getting a bit stronger – so everything is kind of clicking.”

— Max Purcell, 7 Oct 2016

» Purcell makes second straight semifinal

On court

  • semifinalist in the 2011 Australian Optus 12s Autumn Nationals
  • won his first professional title with a stunning victory at the Gimcheon ATP Challenger in July 2016; at world No.762 he became the second lowest-ranked winner of a Challenger title since 2000

Off court

  • favourite city in the world is his hometown Sydney
  • if he wasn’t a tennis player would be a cricketer
  • favourite food is Mexican

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 1431



2016 Gimcheon Challenger

Max Purcell in the news

Mott tumbles in Toowoomba final
9 October, 2016

Blake Mott tripped at the final hurdle in Toowoomba, going down to American wildcard Jarmere Jenkins, who claimed his second consecutive Pro Tour title.
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Purcell makes second straight semifinal
Max Purcell in action at the Toowoomba Pro Tour event in 2016; Tennis Australia
7 October, 2016

Max Purcell has continued his breakthrough 2016 season with a second successive semifinal on the Australian Pro Tour - this time in Toowoomba.
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Polmans’ streak ends in Brisbane final
2 October, 2016

Marc Polmans has been unsuccessful in his bid for consecutive Pro Tour titles, going down to American Jarmere Jenkins in Sunday's Brisbane final.
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Biggest movers: Purcell vaults up rankings
Max Purcell (L) and Olivia Rogowska; Getty Images
26 July, 2016

A breakthrough victory at last week's Gimcheon ATP Challenger in Korea has sent Max Purcell hurtling up the rankings ladder.
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