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.
Polmans at the 2019 French Open
|Residence||Brighton East, Australia|
|Born||2 May 1997|
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Marcel du Coudray |
|Highest ranking||No. 116 (12 October 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 116 (12 October 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2020)|
|US Open||1R (2020)|
|Highest ranking||No. 68 (16 October 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 117 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2017)|
|US Open||1R (2017)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2018)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
Polmans has a career high ATP singles ranking of 119 achieved in February 2020. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 68 achieved on 16 October 2017.
Since July 2019, Polmans has been coached by Marcel du Coudray, former coach of world number 3 Nikolay Davydenko. Polmans was coached by former Top 100 player, Peter Luczak, at the Tennis Australia National Academy in Melbourne. He supports Collingwood in the Australian Football League.
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.
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. 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. 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. In April he lost to Noah Rubin of the US in the finals of the 2018 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger in Florida. 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) 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.
In August, Polmans lost in the first round of 2019 US Open – Men's Singles Qualifying.
2020: First Grand Slam main draw winEdit
Challenger and Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 22 (12–10)Edit
|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
|Win||1–0||Nov 2014||Australia F9, Wollongong||Futures||Hard||Steven de Waard|| Mitchell Krueger
|Loss||1–1||Mar 2015||Australia F4, Melbourne||Futures||Clay||Steven de Waard|| Jordan Thompson
|Win||2–1||Apr 2015||Australia F5, Mornington||Futures||Clay||Steven de Waard|| Matthew Barton
|Win||3–1||May 2015||Italy F11, Lecco||Futures||Clay||Peter Luczak|| David Pel
|Win||4–1||Jul 2015||Belgium F6, Knokke||Futures||Clay||Steven de Waard|| Maverick Banes
|5–7, 7–6(7–2), [10–5]|
|Win||5–1||Oct 2015||Australia F8, Toowoomba||Futures||Hard||Steven de Waard|| Jake Delaney
|Win||6–1||Oct 2015||Australia F9, Brisbane||Futures||Hard||Steven de Waard|| Thomas Fancutt
|Loss||6–2||Nov 2015||Australia F10, Wollongong||Futures||Hard||Steven de Waard|| Maverick Banes
|7–6(8–6), 5–7, [6–10]|
|Win||7–2||Nov 2015||Australia F11, Wollongong||Futures||Hard||Steven de Waard|| Ashley Fisher
|6–2, 4–6, [10–7]|
|Loss||7–3||Feb 2016||Australia F1, Port Pirie||Futures||Hard||Jose Statham|| Alex Bolt
|Win||8–3||Mar 2016||Australia F2, Mildura||Futures||Grass||Steven de Waard|| Alex Bolt
|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
|Loss||9–4||Apr 2016||Tallahassee, USA||Challenger||Clay||Peter Luczak|| Dennis Novikov
|6–3, 4–6, [10–12]|
|Loss||9–5||Jul 2016||USA F25, Edwardsville||Futures||Hard||Luke Bambridge|| Conor Smith
|Win||10–5||Sep 2016||Australia F5, Alice Springs||Futures||Hard||Luke Saville|| Thomas Fancutt
|Win||11–5||Oct 2016||Australia F8, Cairns||Futures||Hard||Luke Saville|| Nathan Pasha
|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
|Loss||12–7||Aug 2018||Lexington, USA||Challenger||Hard||Joris De Loore|| Robert Galloway
|Loss||12–8||Aug 2018||Vancouver, Canada||Challenger||Hard||Max Purcell|| Luke Bambridge
|6–4, 3–6, [6–10]|
|Win||13–8||Oct 2018||Traralgon, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Jeremy Beale|| Max Purcell
|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
Current through the 2020 Paris Masters.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q1||Q2||Q1||Q1||Q1||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2|
|French Open||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||Q2||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||Q2||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q1||Q3||Q1||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||2–3||0 / 4||2–4|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0-0|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0-0|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 0||0–0|
Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit
|Winner||2015||Australian Open||Hard||Jake Delaney|| Hubert Hurkacz
|0–6, 6–2, [10–8]|
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- GETTING TO KNOW STEVEN DE WAARD AND MARC POLMANS
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- "THOMPSON PUSHES ZVEREV ALL THE WAY". Tennis Australia. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- "POLMANS CLAIMS MAIDEN CHALLENGER". Tennis Australia. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- "Merrick's Noah Rubin wins ATP Challenger". Newsday. April 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
- "Thanasi Kokkinakis ends 492-day wait after Roger Federer stunner". Yahoo Sports. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
- "AO Millman Makes His Mark". Tennis Australia. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.