PLAYER PROFILE

Maverick Banes

  • Age27
  • Born10 April 1992
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachWayne Arthurs
  • Pro Since2006
“I’m looking to get a bit of confidence back this week and try to get a roll on. I feel like I’m hitting the ball quite well right now.”

— Maverick Banes, 16 Sep 2019

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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

Smith v Purcell in AO Play-off final
Max Purcell (R) and John-Patrick Smith won their AO Play-off semifinals on Friday at Melbourne Park. (Photo: Elizabeth Bai/Tennis Australia)
13 December, 2019

After coming through their semifinals in straight sets on Friday, Max Purcell and John-Patrick Smith will go head-to-head for an Australian Open main draw wildcard.
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Bolt powers into AO Play-off semifinals
MOVING ON: Top seed Alex Bolt is into the semifinals of the AO 2020 Play-off. Picture: Getty Images
11 December, 2019

The final four is set in the AO Play-off men's singles draw, with Alex Bolt, Max Purcell, John-Patrick Smith and Maverick Banes still in contention for a coveted Australian…
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AO Play-off: Schoolkate stuns Harris in five
Tristan Schoolkate (Getty Images)
9 December, 2019

18/u Australian champion Tristan Schoolkate, a wildcard entry into the AO Play-off, upsets No.2 seed Andrew Harris in five sets on Monday at Melbourne Park.
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Inglis, Bolt top seeds for AO Play-off
Maddison Inglis (Getty Images)
8 December, 2019

Maddison Inglis and Alex Bolt head the 16-player fields for the men's and women's AO Play-off events at Melbourne Park, beginning Monday.
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