PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

  • Age25
  • 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

2021 194
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

Courting opportunity at National 11s Camp
National 11/u camp participants at Melbourne's National Tennis Centre; Fiona Hamilton
21 hours ago

As top young Australians experienced tennis on courts their heroes had trained on, they also gained priceless insights into what that elite level requires.
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Social round-up: Aussies enjoying Roland Garros
Priscilla Hon at Roland Garros. Picture: Twitter
19 May, 2022

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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Kyrgios and Kokkinakis continue electric Australian Open run
Australia's Nick Kyrgios (L) and Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis talk before they play against Uruguay's Ariel Behar and Ecuador's Ariel Behar during their men's doubles match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2022. - -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by Martin KEEP / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by MARTIN KEEP/AFP via Getty Images)
23 January, 2022

Fan favourites Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are through to the men's doubles quarterfinals at Australian Open 2022.
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Peers and Polasek charge into Australian Open 2022 quarterfinals
Filip Polasek and John Peers at Australian Open 2022. Picture: Getty Images
23 January, 2022

Australia's John Peers and Slovak partner Filip Polasek have continued their impressive form to book a spot in the Australian Open 2022 men's doubles quarterfinals.
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