PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age20
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 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

2017 278
2016 324
2015 1431

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Mornington F4 ITF

2017 Japan F2 ITF, Pattaya F9 ITF

2016 Gimcheon Challenger

Finals

2018 Mornington F3 ITF

2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Australian Open wildcards up for grabs at 2019 Play-off
Arina Rodionova
6 December, 2018

Wildcards are the prize on offer as 32 of the country's top players head to Melbourne for the Australian Open 2019 Play-off.
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Wuhan: Barty, Gavrilova, Stosur in main draw
Ash Barty; Getty Images
22 September, 2018

Wildcard Sam Stosur joins 16th seed Ash Barty and world No.33 Daria Gavrilova in the main draw at the Wuhan Open, one of the biggest stops on the WTA Tour.
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Bolt, Fourlis, Polmans one win from US Open main draw
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
24 August, 2018

It was a great day for Australia in US Open qualifying on Thursday, with Alex Bolt, Jaimee Fourlis and Marc Polmans advancing to the final round. Should they win, there will be…
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Polmans, Purcell, Fourlis progress in US Open qualifying
Marc Polmans; Getty Images
23 August, 2018

Young Aussies Marc Polmans and Max Purcell, regular doubles partners, won their first-round qualifying matches on Wednesday to advance at the US Open. Teenager Jaimee Fourlis…
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