Max Purcell

  • Age26
  • 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

2023 45
2022 221
2021 176
2020 237
2019 221
2018 287
2017 278
2016 324
2015 1431

Max Purcell in the news

Nine Australian players receive direct entry into Roland Garros 2024
Alex de Minaur during the Monte Carlo Masters. Picture: Getty Images
17 April, 2024

World No.11 Alex de Minaur will lead the Australian men's charge in Paris this year, as part of the strongest Aussie contingent of direct acceptances in 25 years.
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Ranking movers: Resurgent Aussies achieve major milestones
Daria Saville and Bernard Tomic are among the biggest movers in the latest world rankings.
8 April, 2024

Former top-20 stars Daria Saville and Bernard Tomic are among the biggest movers in the latest world rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Australians make promising start to clay-court season
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson defended their ATP 250 doubles title in Houston this week.
8 April, 2024

Aussie pair Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson clinched their third doubles title of the season at an ATP 250 tournament in Houston.
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Purcell/Thompson secure back-to-back Houston titles
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson in action. Picture: Getty Images
7 April, 2024

Fourth seeds Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson defeat fellow Aussie John Peers and American William Blumberg for their fourth title together.
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