PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
171
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“Yeh I’m extremely overwhelmed to be honest, at the start of the week I really didn’t think we’d be in the semi-final of a Grand Slam.”

— Marc Polmans, 25 Jan 2017

» Polmans and Whittington clinch No.1 triumph

On court

  • Began playing tennis at the age of four after visiting his local club.
  • Born in South Africa, his family moved to Australia and settled in southeast Melbourne.
  • Captured the Danish Junior Cup singles title in 2012.
  • Ultimate goal is to win a Grand Slam event, represent Australia and reach the World’s top 10.
  • Admires former world no. 1 Rafael Nadal because he is “the best competitor in the world”
  • Career influences include his parents plus Tony Vermaak, his first tennis coach.

Off court

  • Hobbies include computer games plus playing badminton, squash and table tennis.
  • His parents are Gavin and Nicola and he has a younger brother, Greg.

Year-end singles ranking history

2017 318
2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Launceston Challenger, Renmark F1 ITF, Mildura F2 ITF, Mornington F3 ITF

2017 Canberra F2 ITF, Canberra F3 ITF

2016 Mozambique F1 ITF, Mozambique F2 ITF, Zimbabwe F2 ITF, Alice Springs F5 ITF

Finals

2018 Mornington F4 ITF, Tallahassee Challenger

2017 Italy F11 ITF

2016 Zimbabwe F1 ITF, USA F25 ITF, USA F26 ITF, Brisbane F6 ITF, Canberra Challenger

Marc Polmans in the news

Biggest movers: Polmans hits career-high ranking
Marc Polmans
1 May, 2018

Following a breakthrough week at the Tallahassee Challenger, Victorian Marc Polmans has the world's top 150 in his sights.
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ITF titles for Fourlis, Rodionova in Europe
Jaimee Fourlis; Getty Images
30 April, 2018

Jaimee Fourlis captured her second ITF title of the season in Italy while Arina Rodionova went all the way to the trophy in Portugal. Marc Polmans and JP Smith reached ATP…
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Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Biggest movers: Barty soars in doubles rankings
Ash Barty hugs CoCo Vandeweghe after the pair won the Miami Open doubles title; Getty Images
3 April, 2018

Ash Barty is the new doubles world No.6 after combining with CoCo Vandeweghe to win the tandem title at the Miami Open.
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