Max Purcell

  • Age19
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height161 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJarrad Burt
“I’ve been pretty consistent. Just doing the little things well and competing hard.”

— Max Purcell, 18 Nov 2016

» Purcell halts Banes to reach Blacktown semi

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

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

2016 324
2015 1431



2017 Japan F2 ITF

2016 Gimcheon Challenger


2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Bolt returns to qualify in Happy Valley
2 January, 2017

Alex Bolt returns from nine-month hiatus to qualify at ATP Challenger in Happy Valley joining fellow South Australian Luke Saville in the main draw.
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Whittington survives in five
Andrew Whittington in action (Getty Images)
12 December, 2016

Top seed Andrew Whittington endured a brutal five-set opening to his Australian Open Play-off campaign, eventually downing Max Purcell on a hot Melbourne day.
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Biggest movers: O’Connell, Purcell make gains
Max Purcell in action
30 November, 2016

Chris O'Connell and Max Purcell have continued their breakout seasons, rising in the latest ATP rankings.
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Sydney’s O’Connell claims Blacktown
20 November, 2016

Chris O'Connell has defeated fellow Sydney local Max Purcell in the Blacktown final, earning his fifth ITF Futures title of 2016.
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