PLAYER PROFILE

Max Purcell

  • Age20
  • 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 Challenger

Finals

2018 Mornington F3 ITF

2017 Indonesia F6 ITF

2016 Blacktown F10 ITF

Max Purcell in the news

Biggest movers: Barty on brink of top 10
Ash Barty celebrates her third-round victory at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
9 hours ago

After a run to the fourth round of Indian Wells, Ash Barty rises to world No.11, and trails No.10 Serena Williams by just 11 ranking points.
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Biggest movers: Kyrgios halves ranking, back in seeded territory
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his title at the ATP event in Acapulco (Getty Images)
5 March, 2019

Outside the top 70 before his extraordinary run to the Acapulco title, Nick Kyrgios is back in the top 35 and will be seeded at this week's tournament at Indian Wells.
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Saville bows out in Launceston semi
SavilleLauncestonSF19
2 February, 2019

It was a mixed day for Luke Saville at the ATP Challenger 80 in Launceston, falling to Italian Lorenzo Guistino in the last four but lifting the doubles crown with partner Max…
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Saville on track in Launceston
Saville Launceston 2
1 February, 2019

Luke Saville continues to impress with his recent form, booking a place in the Launceston final four.
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