PLAYER PROFILE

Maverick Banes

  • Age26
  • Born10 April 1992
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachBen Mathias
  • Pro Since2006
“It’s my first title in Australia and my first for two years, so it’s really good to get that one.”

— Maverick Banes, 13 Nov 2016

» Banes wins first Australian title in Wollongong

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

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

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

Banes wins first ATP Challenger title
Maverick Banes; Getty Images
20 August, 2018

Maverick Banes is expected to rise to the brink of the top 200 after winning his first career Challenger title in Korea, but Jason Kubler misses out in Vancouver.
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Biggest movers: Kubler returns to top 350
Jason Kubler in action at the 2014 Sibiu Open ATP Challenger event; Silvana Armat/Sibiu Open
31 October, 2017

Following his ATP Challenger success in Traralgon, Jason Kubler has shot up the rankings and reclaimed a place in the world's top 350 - just a few weeks after being outside…
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Biggest movers: Cabrera, Hon rise after Hong Kong wins
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
17 October, 2017

After more success on the WTA tour, Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon continued their rise up the rankings thanks to impressive showings last week in Hong Kong.
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Biggest movers: Birrell back on track
Kimberly Birrell
10 October, 2017

Following her first career Pro Tour in Brisbane, Kimberly Birrell has made a huge jump in the latest release of the WTA rankings.
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