PLAYER PROFILE

Maverick Banes

  • Age26
  • Born10 April 1992
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachWayne Arthurs
  • Pro Since2006
““It ended up being perfect for me, to get eight matches in ten days. I’ve got some confidence back and I’m on a little bit of a run now, so hopefully I’ll be able to continue it heading into Melbourne and Canberra.”

— Maverick Banes, 14 Oct 2018

» Banes takes Toowoomba title

On court

  • began playing tennis aged four and achieved a career goal when he first competed in the Australian Open Junior boys’ singles in 2008
  • realised at age 16 that he was good enough to turn professional
  • enjoys the challenge of playing in humid and testing conditions
  • favourite surface is clay
  • scholarship holder at the AIS Pro Tour Program in Canberra in 2010
  • person who has most influenced his career is his father, John
  • sporting hero is Carlos Moya
  • one day would like to be in the ATP top 10, win a Grand Slam tournament and represent Australia in Davis Cup
  • motto is “to give 100 per cent always”
  • feels his game most closely resembles David Ferrer’s
  • toughest opponent he’s ever faced is James Duckworth
  • the one match he most wishes he could replay is his first round qualifying loss to Simon Stadler at Australian Open 2011 (Banes fell 6-1 6-2)
  • dream tennis scenario would be to take on Rafael Nadal at the French Open
  • professional goals are to play Davis Cup for Australia, and rank inside the top 10
  • won first ATP Challenger title in Gwangju, South Korea in August 2018

Off court

  • likes to spend time at the beach and listening to music
  • best piece of advice he’s received is to be the best he can be
  • his perfect day would involve hitting the beach and playing footy and cricket
  • he would have pursued a career as an Australian Rules footballer had he not been a tennis player

Year-end singles ranking history

2018 265
2017 298
2016 395
2015 432
2014 355
2013 716
2012 796
2011 698
2010 1059
2009 1745
2008 1566

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Singapore F3 ITF, Hong Kong F2 ITF, Gwangju Challenger, Toowoomba F8 ITF

2017 Alice Springs F4 ITF

2016 Wollongong F9 ITF

2014 Croatia F10 ITF, Croatia F11 ITF

Finals

2017 Canberra F3 ITF

2015 Croatia F11 ITF, Croatia F12 ITF, Wollongong F11 ITF

2014 Spain F19 ITF, Spain F20 ITF

Maverick Banes in the news

Kokkinakis, Rodionova lead Aussie charge in AO qualifying
Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Arina Rodionova are the highest-ranked male and female Australians taking part in Australian Open 2019 qualifying (Getty Images)
7 January, 2019

Ten men and 12 women will represent Australia in the Australian Open 2019 qualifying events, which kick off at Melbourne Park on Tuesday 8 January.
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Brisbane: De Minaur, Hewitt to team up in doubles
Lleyton Hewitt and Alex de Minaur (Photo: Millennium Estoril Open)
27 December, 2018

Alex De Minaur and Lleyton Hewitt have received a wildcard into the doubles draw of the Brisbane International.
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Saville v Duckworth in AO Play-off final
Luke Saville (L) and James Duckworth in action in the AO Play-off semifinals (photos: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
14 December, 2018

Both are working their way back up the rankings, and now James Duckworth and Luke Saville will clash in the AO Play-off final with an Australian Open main-draw wildcard on the…
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Bolt belts his way into AO Play-off semis
Alex Bolt in action at the AO Play-off (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
12 December, 2018

Top seed Alex Bolt was a four-set winner over Akira Santillan on Wednesday to reach the last four of the AO Play-off, while Maverick Banes upset second seed John-Patrick Smith in…
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