PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
119
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“It was just a few points here and there, and I just tried to play a little more aggressive and try to get him moving. ”

— Marc Polmans, 21 Jan 2020

» Australian Open: Battling Polmans caps memorable day for Aussie men

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

Rankings watch: Kyrgios returns to top 20
ON THE RISE: Nick Kyrgios is back in the world's top 20 after his Australian Open run. Picture: Getty Images
4 February, 2020

From impressive rises to career-high rankings, many Australian players made giant strides in the latest rankings.
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Australian Open: Millman makes his mark
John Millman moves into the third round of Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
22 January, 2020

John Millman's stellar start to season 2020 continues as the Queenslander moves into the Australian Open's third round, yet Jordan Thompson and Marc Polmans lost on…
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Australian Open: Battling Polmans caps memorable day for Aussie men
A spirited Marc Polmans claims a first Grand Slam main draw win at AO 2020: Getty Images
21 January, 2020

A spirited Marc Polmans claims a first Grand Slam main draw win in a successful day for local men at Australian Open 2020.
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Australian Open: Millman wins through into second round
John Millman (R) congratulates Ugo Humbert after winning their Australian Open first-round match. (Getty Images)
21 January, 2020

John Millman sees off dangerous Frenchman Ugo Humbert to take his place in the second round of the Australian Open.
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