PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age21
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachPeter Luczak
“It’s probably the best start I’ve had to a year so far.”

— Max Purcell, 21 Jan 2019

» Purcell advances in Burnie

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

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

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

Biggest movers: Smith recovering ground
John-Patrick Smith (Getty Images)
7 May, 2019

John-Patrick Smith rises almost 50 places in the latest rankings after his run to the ATP Challenger final in Mexico, while Maddison Inglis cracks the top 300 after reaching the…
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Challenger finals for Smith, Purcell
John-Patrick Smith (L) and Max Purcell (Getty Images)
6 May, 2019

John-Patrick Smith and Max Purcell enjoyed successful weeks on the ATP Challenger circuit, advancing to finals in Mexico and South Korea respectively.
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Biggest movers: Sharma makes top 100 debut
NEW HIGH: Astra Sharma is now a top 100-ranked singles player; Getty Images
23 April, 2019

Australia now has five women ranked inside the top 100 in singles, with Astra Sharma making her debut this week.
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Biggest movers: Barty in top 10, gains for Stosur, Thompson
(L-R) Jordan Thompson, Ash Barty and Sam Stosur all made gains following the Miami Open (Getty Images)
2 April, 2019

In the week that Ash Barty cracked the world's top 10, there were also significant improvements in the rankings for fellow Aussies Sam Stosur and Jordan Thompson after good…
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