PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

  • Age24
  • 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

Ranking movers: Aussie stars continue to rise
Australian players Thanasi Kokkinakis, Ellen Perez and James Duckworth. Pictures: Getty Images
25 October, 2021

Thanasi Kokkinakis, Ellen Perez and James Duckworth are among the Australian players enjoying ranking rises this week.
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Aussies in action: Alexei Popyrin qualifies at Vienna
Alexei Popyrin. Picture: Getty Images
25 October, 2021

Australian Alexei Popyrin has earned his place in the main draw at an ATP 500 tournament in Austria this week.
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Ranking movers: Aussies charging up the ranks
Priscilla Hon and Li Tu are among the biggest ranking movers this week.
27 September, 2021

Priscilla Hon and Li Tu are among the Australian players making significant ranking rises this week.
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Duckworth wins all-Australian battle in Nur-Sultan
Defending champion John Millman in action. Picture: Astana Open
25 September, 2021

James Duckworth has scored a straight-sets win against fellow Australian John Millman in the Nur-Sultan quarterfinals.
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