PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

  • Age27
  • 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

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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.
  • Won his first Grand Slam main draw match at Australian Open 2020, overcoming world No.68 Mikhail Kukushkin in five sets.
  • Scored his first top-50 win as a No.122-ranked lucky loser at Roland Garros in 2020, defeating France’s world No.38 Ugo Humbert in the first round.

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

2023 150
2022 335
2021 194
2020 123
2019 132
2018 144
2017 318
2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813

Titles/Finals

Titles

2023 Canberra ITF

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

Australian women match 45-year best in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon scored opening-round wins on day two of the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competition.
22 May, 2024

Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon are among five Australians to progress to the second round in the Roland Garros 2024 women's qualifying singles event.
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Australian women off to a promising start in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
21 May, 2024

Australians Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma all scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
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Fourteen Australians to contest qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Astra Sharma, James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova are the top-ranked Aussie contenders in Roland Garros 2024 qualifying.
19 May, 2024

Astra Sharma, James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova are among 14 Australian contenders in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competition.
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Australian players proudly making fashion statements
Marc Polmans in action at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Getty Images
23 April, 2024

Aussie player Marc Polmans is launching his own range of Legionnaires hat in a bid to promote sun safety in the sport.
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