PLAYER PROFILE

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

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

Ajla Tomljanovic off to a winning start at Tokyo Olympics
Ajla Tomljanovic at the Tokyo Olympics; Getty Images
17 hours ago

Ajla Tomljanovic advances to the second round of the Tokyo Olympics with victory over Yaroslava Shvedova.
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Purcell scores biggest career win in Olympic debut
Max Purcell in Tokyo. Picture: Getty Images
20 hours ago

Australian Max Purcell has upset world No.15 Felix Auger-Aliassime to reach the second round in the men's singles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Duckworth scores hard-fought win in Olympic Games debut
James Duckworth smiles after winning his first-round match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Picture: Getty Images
23 hours ago

Australian James Duckworth is through to the second round in the men's singles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Pride propelling Australian players at Tokyo Olympics
World No.1 Ash Barty practices in Tokyo.
23 July, 2021

Delighted to be a part of Australia’s Olympics team, players including Ash Barty, John Millman and Sam Stosur are preparing to deliver their best in Tokyo.  
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