PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age21
  • 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

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

Purcell and Saville: poised to take the next step
Luke Saville and Max Purcell at Australian Open 2020
6 February, 2020

Following their Australian Open finals appearance, the all-Australian duo have tour-level success and Davis Cup representation in their sights.
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Rankings watch: Kyrgios returns to top 20
ON THE RISE: Nick Kyrgios is back in the world's top 20 after his Australian Open run. Picture: Getty Images
4 February, 2020

From impressive rises to career-high rankings, many Australian players made giant strides in the latest rankings.
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Purcell and Saville fall in Australian Open final
Max Purcell (far right) and Luke Saville (next to Purcell) pose with their Australian Open men's doubles finalists trophies (photo: Getty Images)
2 February, 2020

Playing in their first Grand Slam final, Australian wildcards Max Purcell and Luke Saville found Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury too strong at the Australian Open on Sunday.
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Aussie duo relishing dream doubles run
LOCAL HOPES: Luke Saville and Max Purcell are proud to fly the Aussie flag in the Australian Open men's doubles final. Picture: Getty Images
1 February, 2020

Luke Saville and Max Purcell are excited to play in the Australian Open 2020 men's doubles final.
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