PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age22
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachPeter Luczak
“All credit to them -- they played way too good today. And regardless if we played as good as we had all tournament, I don't think we were beating that level today.”

— Max Purcell, 2 Feb 2020

» Purcell and Saville fall in Australian Open final

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

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

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Mornington F4 ITF

2017 Japan F2 ITF, Pattaya F9 ITF

2016 Gimcheon CH

Finals

2019 Seoul CH

2018 Mornington F3 ITF

2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Social round-up: Stars enjoying end-of-season adventures
RELAXING: Alex de Minaur is enjoying his end of season break. Picture: Instagram
26 November, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Alex de Minaur finishes 2020 as Australia’s top-ranked man
LEADING MAN: Australia's Alex de Minaur at the ATP Cup in January. Picture: Getty Images
24 November, 2020

The ATP Tour year-end rankings are out for 2020 – and for the third consecutive year, Alex de Minaur is the top-ranked Australian man.
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Aussies shortlisted for ATP Fan Favourite Awards
Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur teamed up superbly at the ATP Cup in January. Picture: Getty Images
23 November, 2020

Can an Australian player win the ATP Fan Favourite Awards in 2020? Voting is now open and several Aussie players are in contention.
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Millman makes winning start in Sofia
John Millman
9 November, 2020

Australian John Millman moves into the second round at an ATP 250 tournament in Bulgaria.
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