PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age24
  • 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
  • also made Australian Open 2022 men’s doubles final alongside fellow Aussie Matt Ebden

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

2021 176
2020 237
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

Kokkinakis sets up Djokovic showdown at Wimbledon
Thanasi Kokkinakis during his first-round victory at Wimbledon 2022. Picture: Getty Images
11 hours ago

After scoring an impressive first-round victory, Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis now faces top seed Novak Djokovic in the second round at Wimbledon.
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Wimbledon 2022: Eight Australians in action on day one
Daria Saville, James Duckworth and Astra Sharma are among the Aussies in action on day one at Wimbledon 2022.
23 hours ago

Daria Saville, James Duckworth and Astra Sharma are among eight Aussie players in action on day one at Wimbledon 2022.
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Hives, Purcell set for “dream” Wimbledon debuts
Zoe Hives and Max Purcell with Australian legend Todd Woodbridge at Wimbledon. Picture: Tennis Australia
27 June, 2022

Australian qualifiers Zoe Hives and Max Purcell are looking forward to making their Wimbledon main draw singles debuts today.
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Wimbledon 2022: Doubles draws revealed
Nick Kyrgios and Sam Stosur will compete in doubles at Wimbledon 2022.
24 June, 2022

Sixteen Australian players are set to compete across the gentlemen's and ladies' doubles competitions at Wimbledon 2022.
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