PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age18
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height161 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJarrad Burt
“I’ve been pretty consistent. Just doing the little things well and competing hard.”

— Max Purcell, 18 Nov 2016

» Purcell halts Banes to reach Blacktown semi

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Gimcheon Challenger

Finals

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Bolt returns to qualify in Happy Valley
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2 January, 2017

Alex Bolt returns from nine-month hiatus to qualify at ATP Challenger in Happy Valley joining fellow South Australian Luke Saville in the main draw.
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Whittington survives in five
Andrew Whittington in action (Getty Images)
12 December, 2016

Top seed Andrew Whittington endured a brutal five-set opening to his Australian Open Play-off campaign, eventually downing Max Purcell on a hot Melbourne day.
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Biggest movers: O’Connell, Purcell make gains
Max Purcell in action
30 November, 2016

Chris O'Connell and Max Purcell have continued their breakout seasons, rising in the latest ATP rankings.
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Sydney’s O’Connell claims Blacktown
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20 November, 2016

Chris O'Connell has defeated fellow Sydney local Max Purcell in the Blacktown final, earning his fifth ITF Futures title of 2016.
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