PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

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AUSTRALIAN
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ATP
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  • Age25
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachPeter Luczak
“I guess I've got a little bit nothing to lose out here as well. But in saying that, I still trust that my level is good enough to play with these big guys.”

— Max Purcell, 8 Aug 2023

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On court

  • semifinalist in the 2011 Australian Optus 12s Autumn Nationals
  • won his first professional title with a stunning victory at the Gimcheon ATP Challenger in July 2016; at world No.762 he became the second lowest-ranked winner of a Challenger title since 2000
  • Won first professional title on Australian soil at the Mornington Pro Tour clay-court event in April 2018
  • realised at age 14 or 15 he was good enough to try and play professionally
  • looks up to Lleyton Hewitt and many other Australian pros
  • made Grand Slam main draw debut as a qualifier at Australian Open 2020
  • reached Australian Open 2020 men’s doubles final as a wildcard pairing with Luke Saville
  • also made Australian Open 2022 men’s doubles final alongside fellow Aussie Matt Ebden
  • won first Grand Slam doubles title at Wimbledon 2022 with Ebden. The No.14 seeds saved eight match points (three in first round and five in semifinals) and won five five-set battles during the title-winning run.
  • made his top-100 singles debut in March 2023 after winning three consecutive ATP Challenger titles in India
  • Made his top-50 singles debut in August 2023 after reaching first ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinal at Cincinnati.

Off court

  • favourite city in the world is his hometown Sydney
  • if he wasn’t a tennis player would be a cricketer
  • favourite food is Mexican

Year-end singles ranking history

2022 221
2021 176
2020 237
2019 221
2018 287
2017 278
2016 324
2015 1431

Max Purcell in the news

Australian Davis Cup team to play Italy in 2023 final
Alex de Minaur in action at the Davis Cup Finals. Picture: Getty Images
25 November, 2023

Alex de Minaur and his Australian Davis Cup team-mates are ready to serve up a challenge to Italy in the 2023 final.
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Hewitt determined to lead Australia to Davis Cup glory
Lleyton Hewitt at the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Spain. Picture: Getty Images
24 November, 2023

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt has full belief in his team ahead of a semifinal showdown with Finland in the 2023 Davis Cup competition.
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Australia stages steely comeback to advance to Davis Cup 2023 semifinals
Alex de Minaur celebrates at the 2023 Davis Cup quarterfinals.    Picture: Getty Images
22 November, 2023

A heroic effort from Alex de Minaur helps Australia reach consecutive Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 2001.
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Australia set for Davis Cup quarterfinal showdown with Czech Republic
Lleyton Hewitt and Alex de Minaur at the Davis Cup. Picture: Getty Images
22 November, 2023

The Australian team meets the Czech Republic in a must-win quarterfinal clash at the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Spain.
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