PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
68
ATP
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  • Age26
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachPeter Luczak
“I guess I've got a little bit nothing to lose out here as well. But in saying that, I still trust that my level is good enough to play with these big guys.”

— Max Purcell, 8 Aug 2023

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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
  • also made Australian Open 2022 men’s doubles final alongside fellow Aussie Matt Ebden
  • won first Grand Slam doubles title at Wimbledon 2022 with Ebden. The No.14 seeds saved eight match points (three in first round and five in semifinals) and won five five-set battles during the title-winning run.
  • made his top-100 singles debut in March 2023 after winning three consecutive ATP Challenger titles in India
  • Made his top-50 singles debut in August 2023 after reaching first ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinal at Cincinnati
  • Advanced to his first ATP singles final at Eastbourne as a qualifier in June 2024.

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

2023 45
2022 221
2021 176
2020 237
2019 221
2018 287
2017 278
2016 324
2015 1431

Max Purcell in the news

Purcell looking to make Open era history at Wimbledon 2024
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at Wimbledon 2024.
3 hours ago

Max Purcell is aiming to become the first Australian in the Open era to claim a Wimbledon men's doubles title with two different compatriots.
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Thompson’s chance to achieve 45-year first at Wimbledon 2024
Jordan Thompson in action at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
3 hours ago

Jordan Thompson is aiming to become the seventh different Australian to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title in the past three years.
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Aussie duo beat top seeds to reach Wimbledon 2024 doubles final
Jordan Thompson at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
11 July, 2024

Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson knock out the No.1 seeds to secure their spot in the Wimbledon 2024 men's doubles final.
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Purcell, Thompson eyeing spot in doubles final at Wimbledon 2024
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
11 July, 2024

Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson will contest the men's doubles semifinals on day 11 at Wimbledon 2024.
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