PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age21
  • Born 3 April 1998
  • Birth PlaceSydney, (New South Wales)
  • LivesSydney, (New South Wales)
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachPeter Luczak
“I'd like to be able to at some point get to, or if not finish the year, top 100 in singles. And I guess keep my doubles ranking where it is, at about 80 in the world. I just want to get better every day.”

— Max Purcell, 29 Dec 2019

» Max Purcell: continuing to build

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

Max Purcell qualifies for Australian Open main draw
MAIN DRAW BOUND: Max Purcell has qualified for Australian Open 2020. Picture: Getty Images
17 January, 2020

The 21-year-old from Sydney defeats Slovakian Josef Kovalik in straight sets in the final round of Australian Open 2020 qualifying.
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Purcell storms into final round of Australian Open qualifying
MOVING ON: Max Purcell is into the final round of Australian Open 2020 qualifying. Picture: Getty Images
16 January, 2020

Max Purcell completes courageous comeback to advance to the final round of Australian Open 2020 qualifying.
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Emotions run high as Mott tops day of Aussie success
Blake Mott progresses to the second round of Australian Open 2020 qualifying; Getty Images
14 January, 2020

Weeks after a broken wrist required surgery, Blake Mott is among four Australian men to claim opening-round wins in Australian Open 2020 qualifying.
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Kohlschreiber, Frech crowned Canberra champions
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12 January, 2020

Veteran German Philipp Kohlschreiber held off Finnish young gun Emil Ruusuvuori while Poland’s Magdalena Frech was handed the Apis Canberra International title in Bendigo…
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