PLAYER PROFILE

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Japan F2 ITF, Pattaya F9 ITF

2016 Gimcheon Challenger

Finals

2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Biggest movers: Ebden makes big impact in ATP rankings
Matt Ebden celebrates his victory over Ivo Karlovic in the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo; Getty Images
21 November, 2017

Matt Ebden was the biggest improver in the ATP rankings during 2017, soaring more than 600 places to return to the world's top 100.
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Biggest movers: Kubler continues to climb
Jason Kubler in action at the 2014 Sibiu Open ATP Challenger event; Silvana Armat/Sibiu Open
24 October, 2017

A successful return to hard courts during the Australian Pro Tour has helped Jason Kubler slash his ranking by more than 300 places in the past fortnight.
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Cabrera qualifies in Tashkent, Ebden in Shenzhen
Matt Ebden (L) and Lizette Cabrera have qualified for tour-level events in Shenzhen and Tashkent respectively; Getty Images
25 September, 2017

Australian wins are coming thick and fast as the WTA and ATP tours continue to wind through Asia, with Lizette Cabrera qualifying in Tashkent and Matt Ebden doing the sam in…
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Biggest movers: Kyrgios returns to top 20
Nick Kyrgios in action at the ATP Cincinnati Masters; Getty Images
22 August, 2017

Nick Kyrgios has shot up to No.18 after reaching the Cincinnati final while Ash Barty nears the top 40 after her continued success during the US Open Series.
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