PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
186
ATP
RANKING
  • Age20
  • 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

2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Canberra F2 ITF, Canberra F3 ITF

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

Finals

2017 Italy F11 ITF

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

Marc Polmans in the news

Kyrgios misses top-16 seeding in Paris
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

Nick Kyrgios could face a higher-ranked rival as early as the third round in Paris after being seeded No.18 at Roland Garros, beginning Sunday.
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Aussies bow out of French Open qualifying
Sam Groth; Getty Images
24 May, 2017

Marc Polmans is the only Australian remaining in French Open qualifying after a forgettable day for the green-and-gold on Tuesday at Roland Garros.
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Biggest movers: New highs for Aiava, Polmans
Destine Aiava (Photo: Getty Images)
3 April, 2017

Teenagers make top 200 debut in latest world rankings
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Polmans goes back-to-back in Canberra
Polmans Canberra 2 final
26 March, 2017

Marc Polmans has won consecutive titles in Canberra after clinching the second ACT Clay Court International with a three-set win over Maverick Banes.
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