PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age21
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachPeter Luczak
“It’s probably the best start I’ve had to a year so far.”

— Max Purcell, 21 Jan 2019

» Purcell advances in Burnie

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

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

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

Polmans on track in Traralgon
PolmansTraralgon2019
18 hours ago

Marc Polmans returns to home soil with a win, joining six other Australians in the third round at the ATP Challenger in Traralgon.
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Aussie women thrive in US Open qualifying
Priscilla Hon (Getty Images)
20 August, 2019

Australia's women have gone five-from-five on the opening day of US Open qualifying, with Priscilla Hon, Lizette Cabrera, Maddison Inglis, Arina Rodionova and Jaimee Fourlis…
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Popyrin, Millman set for Winston-Salem
Alexei Popyrin (L) and John Millman (Getty Images)
19 August, 2019

Alexei Popyrin and John Millman will play at this week's ATP hard court event in Winston Salem ahead of next week's US Open, while 16 Aussies will contest qualifying at…
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Biggest movers: Cabrera returns to top 200
Lizette Cabrera wins the ITF 80K title in Granby, Canada (photo: Sarah-Jäde Champagne/Tennis Canada)
31 July, 2019

Queensland's Lizette Cabrera jumps more than 70 places in this week's rankings after her biggest career title at the ITF 80K tournament in Granby, Canada.
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