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
  • 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

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

John Peers into Rome doubles semifinals
John Peers in action during a Davis Cup tie earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
19 September, 2020

The Australian matches his career-best result in Rome, advancing to the semifinals for a second time.
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Four Australians advance to Rome quarterfinals
John Millman during his second round loss against Argentine Diego Schwartzman in Rome. Picture: Getty Images
18 September, 2020

Four Australians progress in Rome, but John Millman exits in the second round of the men's singles competition.
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Aussie duo score big win in Rome
Luke Saville and Max Purcell talk tactics at the US Open earlier this month. Picture: Getty Images
17 September, 2020

Luke Saville and Max Purcell defeat the seventh seeds in men's doubles action in Rome.
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Perez/Sanders advance to Istanbul final
IN FORM: Storm Sanders and Ellen Perez are into the Istanbul doubles final. Picture: Twitter
13 September, 2020

Aussie duo Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders continue their good form, reaching a WTA-level doubles final on clay in Turkey.
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