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

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

Strong in Sydney: Perez and Purcell winners at UTR Pro Tennis Series
Max Purcell at the UTR Pro Tennis Series Sydney
11 July, 2020

Ellen Perez and Max Purcell are settling into some solid form in Sydney, with each recording back-to-back finals wins at the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Sydney.
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Max Purcell: Hard work reaping rewards
Max-Purcell-Sydney-final
7 July, 2020

As he takes to the court for the second UTR Pro Tennis Series Sydney event, Max Purcell is also benefiting from his disciplined approach.
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Social round-up: Aussie players finally competing again
BACK ON COURT: World No.116 Christopher O'Connell in action during the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Sydney.
2 July, 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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UTR Pro Tennis Series: Perez and Purcell triumph in Sydney
Ellen-Perez at the UTR Pro Tennis Series Sydney
30 June, 2020

Professionalism pays as Ellen Perez and Max Purcell are crowned the inaugural UTR Pro Tennis Series champions in Sydney.
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