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

Aussie duo advance to Australian Open semifinals
Marc Polmans and Storm Sanders at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
17 February, 2021

Marc Polmans and Storm Sanders win an all-Australian mixed doubles quarterfinal against Max Purcell and Arina Rodionova at Australian Open 2021.
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Determined and grateful: Insight into a champion’s mindset
Ash Barty during her fourth-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
17 February, 2021

Australian world No.1s Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott headline the day 10 schedule at Australian Open 2021.
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Sanders, Polmans into Australian Open quarterfinals
Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans are into the Australian Open 2021 mixed doubles quarterfinals. Pictures: Tennis Australia
15 February, 2021

Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans win all-Aussie mixed doubles battle to advance to the quarterfinals at Australian Open 2021.
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Ash Barty setting a fine example at Australian Open 2021
Ash Barty plays a sliced backhand during her third-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
15 February, 2021

Australia's world No.1 Ash Barty features in fourth-round singles action on day eight at Australian Open 2021.
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