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

Australian Pro Tour kicks off in Cairns
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Maverick Banes of Australia competes in his first round match against Norbert Gombos of Slovakia during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
16 September, 2019

Local Maverick Banes and West Aussie Maddison Inglis top the seeds as the 2019 Cairns International gets underway on Tuesday.
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Nick Kyrgios celebrates his ATP title in Washington DC (Getty Images)
6 August, 2019

Nick Kyrgios' return to the world's top 30 this week has also seen him once again become Australia's No.1 male player.
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Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 100
Alexei Popyrin (Getty Images)
25 June, 2019

Alexei Popyrin has achieved his goal of reaching the top 100, and joins five of his compatriots in this elite ATP rankings bracket.
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Biggest movers: big gains for Aussie youngsters
(L-R) Alexei Popyrin, Astra Sharma and Kimberly Birrell (Getty Images)
29 January, 2019

Alexei Popyrin, Kim Birrell and Astra Sharma were among several Aussies enjoying big jumps in the rankings following Australian Open 2019.
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