PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
178
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

Kokkinakis, Tomic among five Aussies to advance
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action during his first-round victory at Wimbledon qualifying in 2018; Getty Images
26 June, 2018

It was a great start for Australia on Day 1 of Wimbledon qualifying, with Thanasi Kokkinakis, Bernard Tomic, Alex Bolt, Jason Kubler and JP Smith reaching the second round.
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Kokkinakis, Tomic among Aussies in Wimbledon qualifying
Thanasi Kokkinakis
25 June, 2018

Eight Australian men will begin their quest to reach the main draw at Wimbledon on Monday via the qualifying tournament at Roehampton.
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Winning day for Gavrilova, Stosur
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
19 June, 2018

It was a great start to the week for Australia's women, with Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur enjoying grass-court wins and Ajla Tomljanovic qualifying in Mallorca.
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Kyrgios ready for singles return
READY: Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to returning to singles action next week; Getty Images
5 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios reveals he is in a good head space as the grass court season begins.
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