PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age19
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height161 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJarrad Burt
“I’ve been pretty consistent. Just doing the little things well and competing hard.”

— Max Purcell, 18 Nov 2016

» Purcell halts Banes to reach Blacktown semi

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

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

2016 324
2015 1431

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Japan F2 ITF

2016 Gimcheon Challenger

Finals

2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Cabrera qualifies in Tashkent, Ebden in Shenzhen
Matt Ebden (L) and Lizette Cabrera have qualified for tour-level events in Shenzhen and Tashkent respectively; Getty Images
4 hours ago

Australian wins are coming thick and fast as the WTA and ATP tours continue to wind through Asia, with Lizette Cabrera qualifying in Tashkent and Matt Ebden doing the sam in…
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Biggest movers: Kyrgios returns to top 20
Nick Kyrgios in action at the ATP Cincinnati Masters; Getty Images
22 August, 2017

Nick Kyrgios has shot up to No.18 after reaching the Cincinnati final while Ash Barty nears the top 40 after her continued success during the US Open Series.
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Biggest movers: Kokkinakis makes a leap
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP event in Los Cabos; photo credit Abierto Los Cabos
7 August, 2017

In just the sixth tournament of his singles comeback, Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced to the final in Los Cabos - and has since soared in the ATP rankings.
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Biggest movers: Perez heads higher
Ellen Perez in action during the Australian Open first round of qualifying.
1 August, 2017

Ellen Perez, the young Aussie star coming through the US college system, jumped 60 places in the latest rankings after turning her attention to the ITF circuit.
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