Max Purcell

  • Age23
  • 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



2018 Mornington F4 ITF

2017 Japan F2 ITF, Pattaya F9 ITF

2016 Gimcheon CH


2019 Seoul CH

2018 Mornington F3 ITF

2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Ranking movers: Aussies charging up the ranks
Priscilla Hon and Li Tu are among the biggest ranking movers this week.
27 September, 2021

Priscilla Hon and Li Tu are among the Australian players making significant ranking rises this week.
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Duckworth’s winning run ends in Nur-Sultan final
James Duckworth in action. Picture: Astana Open
26 September, 2021

Making his first appearance in an ATP Tour singles final, Australian James Duckworth has finished runner-up at the Astana Open.
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Max Purcell books spot in ATP Challenger final in Columbus
Max Purcell. Picture: Getty Images
26 September, 2021

Australia's Max Purcell has advanced to his second ATP Challenger singles final of the season.
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Social round-up: A grand week in Australian tennis
Sam Stosur with her US Open 2021 women's doubles title
16 September, 2021

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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