PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
123
ATP
RANKING
  • Age23
  • 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

2020 123
2019 132
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

Thompson saves match point in Nur-Sultan victory
Jordan Thompson at Roland Garros earlier this month. Picture: Getty Images
27 October, 2020

Jordan Thompson progresses to the Astana Open second round with a steely win over Brit Cameron Norrie.
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Aussies in action: Polmans, Popyrin score qualifying wins
IN FORM: Marc Polmans is looking to qualify in Nar-Sultan this week. Picture: Getty Images
26 October, 2020

Nine Australians are competing in ATP Tour events in Austria and Kazakhstan this week.
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Aussies in action: Duckworth, Popyrin score Cologne wins
James Duckworth in action at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
18 October, 2020

Two Australians - James Duckworth and Alexei Popyrin - progress to the final qualifying round of an ATP tournament in Cologne.
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Social round-up: Title celebrations and childhood throwbacks
SOCIAL ROUND-UP: Dylan Alcott celebrates his Roland Garros win and a young Daria Gavrilova. Pictures: Twitter
15 October, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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