PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
136
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“I’ve had a solid five weeks of pre-season in Melbourne. I’m mentally refreshed and I’m happy with how I’m hitting it.”

— Marc Polmans, 5 Jan 2020

» Polmans among eight Aussie men in Canberra Challenger

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

2018 144
2017 318
2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Zhangjiagang Challenger, Traralgon Challenger

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

2019 Kaohsiung Challenger

2018 Mornington F4 ITF, Tallahassee Challenger, Stockton 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

Chris O’Connell: from washing boats to Aus Open main draw
Chris O'Connell is set for a second Australian Open main draw appearance; Getty Images
9 January, 2020

Rising from outside the top 1000 to world No.119 in 2019, wildcard recipient Chris O'Connell is now preparing for a second Australian Open main draw appearance.
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Polmans among eight Aussie men in Canberra Challenger
Marc Polmans (Getty Images)
5 January, 2020

Relocated to Bendigo due to ongoing bushfire activity, the Apis Canberra International gets underway on Monday with plenty of familiar names.
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Duckworth into Playford final
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2 November, 2019

In a reversal of fortune, James Duckworth enters the ATP Challenger final in Playford courtesy of a retirement.
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Inglis survives in Playford
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1 November, 2019

Maddison Inglis takes on Lizette Cabrera in Playford semifinal.
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