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Marc David Polmans (born 2 May 1997) is a South African-born Australian tennis player. Polmans won the 2015 Australian Open – Boys' Doubles title with fellow Australian Jake Delaney, defeating Hubert Hurkacz and Alex Molčan in the final, 0–6, 6–2, [10–8]. He reached the semi-final of the 2017 Australian Open – Men's Doubles with Andrew Whittington.

Marc Polmans
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Polmans at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBrighton East, Australia
Born (1997-05-02) 2 May 1997 (age 22)
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPeter Luczak
John McCurdy
Prize moneyUS$507,297
Official websitemarc-polmans.com
Singles
Career record0–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 137 (29 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 137 (28 October 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French OpenQ2 (2017)
WimbledonQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ3 (2018)
Doubles
Career record5–8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (16 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 187 (05 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open1R (2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2018)
Last updated on: 8 July 2018.

Polmans has a career high ATP singles ranking of 137 achieved in November 2018. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 68 achieved on 16 October 2017. Marc Pomans' current ranking is 140 as of 22 September 2019.

Polmans is coached by former Top 100 player, Peter Luczak, at the Tennis Australia National Academy in Melbourne.[1] He supports the Collingwood Magpies in the Australian Football League.[2]

CareerEdit

2012–2015: Career BeginningsEdit

Polmans turned pro in 2012 and ended the year with a ranking of 1813. Over the next three years, Polmans played predominately in the ITF Futures tour. Polmans won his first title with Steven de Waard at the Australia F9 Futures in 2014. The pair won 5 more future tiles in 2015.

Polmans reached the second round of qualifying in the 2015 Australian Open where he defeated Jordi Samper-Montaña in the first round before losing to Tim Smyczek.

2016–2017: Ranking IncreaseEdit

Polmans commenced 2016 with a singles ranking of 841. He lost in the first round of qualifying for the 2016 Australian Open. In June 2016, Polmans won his first singles title in Mozambique F1. This was followed by another title the following week. Over the next 3 months, Polmans reached a further 6 finals, winning 2 including one in Alice Springs.[3] In November, Polmans reached his first ATP Challenger Tour final in Canberra. He lost to compatriot James Duckworth in straight sets. He ended 2016 with a ranking of 226.

Polmans commenced 2017 at the Happy Valley Challenger where he lost in round 1. Polmans lost in round 1 of 2017 Australian Open – Men's Singles Qualifying. In the doubles, Polmans paired with Andrew Whittington where they reached the semi-final. Polmans made the 2nd round of the 2017 French Open – Men's Singles Qualifying. Polmans received a wildcard entry to the 2017 Croatia Open, marking his first singles main draw appearance on the ATP World Tour. He faced Alessandro Giannessi but lost in round 1. In July, Polmans made the main draw of the Citi Open in Washington as a lucky loser, losing to Jared Donaldson. [4]. Polmans ended the year on the Challenger circuit with his best result being a semi-final appearance at Canberra. Polmans ended 2017 with a singles ranking of 323 and doubles ranking of 70.

2018: First Challenger TitleEdit

In February, Polmans won his maiden challenger title at the 2018 Launceston Tennis International. [5] In April he lost to Noah Rubin of the US in the finals of the 2018 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger in Florida.[6] In May and June, Polmans lost in the first round of French Open qualifying and Wimbledon qualifying. He continued to play across the Challenger tour of Europe. In August, Polmans lost in the final round of qualifying for the US Open. In October, Polmans partnered Jeremy Beale to win his first doubles challenger title at Traralgon.

2019: Australian Open Wildcard - Second Challenger Title, First ATP main draw winEdit

Polmans was awarded a wildcard into the 2019 Australian Open. He lost in the first round to USA's Denis Kudla 5–7, 1–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2. In March, Polmans won his second ATP Challenger title when he defeated Italy's Lorenzo Giustino 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(4) [7] In July, Polman qualified for the main draw of the Washington Open. Polmans defeated Malek Jaziri for his first main draw win on the ATP Tour.[8]

In August, Polmans lost in the first round of 2019 US Open – Men's Singles Qualifying.

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 22 (12–10)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3–4)
ITF Futures Tour (9–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (4–4)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2016 Mozambique F1, Maputo Futures Hard   Lloyd Harris 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Win 2–0 Jun 2016 Mozambique F2, Maputo Futures Hard   Jeremy Beale 6–1, 6–1
Loss 2–1 Jun 2016 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Futures Hard   Benjamin Lock 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 3–1 Jul 2016 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Futures Clay   Lloyd Harris 6–2, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Jul 2016 USA F25, Edwardsville Futures Hard   Tennys Sandgren 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Aug 2016 USA F26, Decatur Futures Clay   Roberto Quiroz 0–6, 6–3, 6–7(6–8)
Win 4–3 Sep 2016 Australia F5, Alice Springs Futures Hard   Jarmere Jenkins 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4)
Loss 4–4 Oct 2016 Australia F6, Brisbane Futures Hard   Jarmere Jenkins 1–6, 5–7
Loss 4–5 Nov 2016 Canberra, Australia Challenger Hard   James Duckworth 5–7, 3–6
Win 5–5 Mar 2017 Australia F2, Canberra Futures Clay   Blake Mott 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4
Win 6–5 Mar 2017 Australia F3, Canberra Futures Clay   Maverick Banes 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 6–6 May 2017 Italy F11, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Adrian Bodmer 3–6, 2–6
Win 7–6 Feb 2018 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard   Bradley Mousley 6–2, 6–2
Win 8–6 Mar 2018 Australia F1, Renmark Futures Grass   Luke Saville 6–1, 6–4
Win 9–6 Mar 2018 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass   Thomas Fancutt 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 10–6 Mar 2018 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay   Max Purcell 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss 10–7 Apr 2018 Australia F4, Mornington Futures Clay   Max Purcell 5–7, 4–6
Loss 10–8 Apr 2018 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay   Noah Rubin 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 10–9 Oct 2018 Stockton, USA Challenger Hard   Lloyd Harris 2–6, 2–6
Win 11–9 Mar 2019 Zhangjiagang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Lorenzo Giustino 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 11–10 Sep 2019 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Challenger Hard   John Millman 4–6, 2–6
Win 12–10 Oct 2019 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard   Andrew Harris 7-5, 6-3

Doubles: 23 (15–8)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3–4)
ITF Futures Tour (12–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–6)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2014 Australia F9, Wollongong Futures Hard   Steven de Waard   Mitchell Krueger
  Andrew Whittington
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Loss 1–1 Mar 2015 Australia F4, Melbourne Futures Clay   Steven de Waard   Jordan Thompson
  Andrew Whittington
2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 2–1 Apr 2015 Australia F5, Mornington Futures Clay   Steven de Waard   Matthew Barton
  Peter Torebko
7–6(8–6), 6–1
Win 3–1 May 2015 Italy F11, Lecco Futures Clay   Peter Luczak   David Pel
  Maxime Tabatruong
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–1 Jul 2015 Belgium F6, Knokke Futures Clay   Steven de Waard   Maverick Banes
  Jacob Grills
5–7, 7–6(7–2), [10–5]
Win 5–1 Oct 2015 Australia F8, Toowoomba Futures Hard   Steven de Waard   Jake Delaney
  Max Purcell
6–4, 6–3
Win 6–1 Oct 2015 Australia F9, Brisbane Futures Hard   Steven de Waard   Thomas Fancutt
  Darren Polkinghorne
6–0, 6–1
Loss 6–2 Nov 2015 Australia F10, Wollongong Futures Hard   Steven de Waard   Maverick Banes
  Finn Tearney
7–6(8–6), 5–7, [6–10]
Win 7–2 Nov 2015 Australia F11, Wollongong Futures Hard   Steven de Waard   Ashley Fisher
  Dayne Kelly
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Loss 7–3 Feb 2016 Australia F1, Port Pirie Futures Hard   Jose Statham   Alex Bolt
  Andrew Whittington
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Win 8–3 Mar 2016 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass   Steven de Waard   Alex Bolt
  Andrew Whittington
6–3, 6–7(9–11), [10–6]
Win 9–3 Mar 2016 Australia F4, Mornington Futures Hard   Steven de Waard   Bradley Mousley
  Gavin van Peperzeel
6–2, 6–3
Loss 9–4 Apr 2016 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay   Peter Luczak   Dennis Novikov
  Julio Peralta
6–3, 4–6, [10–12]
Loss 9–5 Jul 2016 USA F25, Edwardsville Futures Hard   Luke Bambridge   Conor Smith
  Jackson Withrow
3–6, 2–6
Win 10–5 Sep 2016 Australia F5, Alice Springs Futures Hard   Luke Saville   Thomas Fancutt
  Calum Puttergill
6–1, 6–2
Win 11–5 Oct 2016 Australia F8, Cairns Futures Hard   Luke Saville   Nathan Pasha
  Darren Polkinghorne
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 11–6 Jan 2017 Happy Valley, Australia Challenger Hard   Steven de Waard   Max Schnur
  Hans Podlipnik Castillo
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [6–10]
Win 12–6 Mar 2017 Australia F3, Canberra Futures Clay   Bradley Mousley   Steven de Waard
  Scott Puodziunas
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 12–7 Aug 2018 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard   Joris De Loore   Robert Galloway
  Roberto Maytín
3–6, 1–6
Loss 12–8 Aug 2018 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard   Max Purcell   Luke Bambridge
  Neal Skupski
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Win 13–8 Oct 2018 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard   Jeremy Beale   Max Purcell
  Luke Saville
6–2, 6–4
Win 14–8 Jul 2019 Gatineau, Canada Challenger Hard   Alex Lawson   Dennis Novikov
  Hans Hach Verdugo
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 15–8 Oct 2019 Ningbo Challenger, China Challenger Hard   Andrew Harris   Alex Bolt
  Matt Reid
6–0, 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2015 Australian Open Hard   Jake Delaney   Hubert Hurkacz
  Alex Molčan
0–6, 6–2, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luczak Out of Retirement into Tallahassee Doubles Final".
  2. ^ GETTING TO KNOW STEVEN DE WAARD AND MARC POLMANS
  3. ^ "Player profiles Marc Polmans". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "THOMPSON PUSHES ZVEREV ALL THE WAY". Tennis Australia. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "POLMANS CLAIMS MAIDEN CHALLENGER". Tennis Australia. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Merrick's Noah Rubin wins ATP Challenger". Newsday. April 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  7. ^ http://robiciatennis.com/atp-tour/challenger/polmans-wins-the-zhangjiagang-54k-atp-challenger-title/
  8. ^ "Thanasi Kokkinakis ends 492-day wait after Roger Federer stunner". Yahoo Sports. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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