PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
173
ATP
RANKING
  • 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

2021 176
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

Aussies embracing opportunities on day four at AO 2022
Sam Stosur and Nick Kyrgios lead the Aussie charge on day four at AO 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
4 hours ago

Sam Stosur and Nick Kyrgios are among 22 Australian players scheduled to compete on day four at Australian Open 2022.
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Kokkinakis and Kyrgios off to a winning start in AO 2022 doubles
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios during their first-round doubles win at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
18 hours ago

Six Australian players, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios, recorded first-round men's doubles wins today at Australian Open 2022.
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Ranking movers: Kokkinakis verging on top-100 return
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his title-winning run at the Adelaide International. Picture: Getty Images
17 January, 2022

Following his title-winning run at the Adelaide International, Thanasi Kokkinakis is at his highest ranking in almost six years.
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Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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