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Max Purcell (born 3 April 1998) is an Australian tennis player.

Max Purcell
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Born (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 21)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$259,139
Singles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 208 (18 June 2018)
Current rankingNo. 237 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2017, 2018, 2019)
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Australian Open JuniorQF (2016)
Doubles
Career record1–6
Career titles0
9 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 83 (5 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 87 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
Australian Open JuniorSF (2016)
Last updated on: 6 September 2019.

As a junior, he reached the quarterfinals of the 2016 Australian Open boys' singles event and semifinals of the boys' doubles event.

In July 2016, Purcell qualified for and won the Gimcheon Challenger in South Korea against fellow Australian Andrew Whittington. Purcell was ranked 762 in the world leading into the tournament, making him the second lowest-ranked player to win an ATP Challenger title in 16 years.[1] He finished the season ranked 324 in the world.

In 2017, Purcell received a wildcard into the Australian Open doubles event, where he partnered Alex De Minaur. The duo lost in the opening round to Spanish pairing Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta. Purcell made four Futures Tour finals in 2017, claiming three titles. He finished the year ranked 277 in the world.

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (5–4)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures Tour (4–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2016 Gimcheon, South Korea Challenger Hard   Andrew Whittington 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 5–1 ret.
Loss 1–1 Nov 2016 Australia F10, Blacktown Futures Hard   Christopher O'Connell 2–6, 2–6
Win 2–1 Mar 2017 Japan F2, Nishitōkyō Futures Hard   Yusuke Takahashi 7–5, 7–6(10–8)
Loss 2–2 Apr 2017 Indonesia F6, Jakarta Futures Hard   Chen Ti 3–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 Oct 2017 Thailand F8, Nonthaburi Futures Hard   Martins Podzus 6–7(7–9), 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–2 Oct 2017 Thailand F9, Pattaya Futures Hard (i)   Wu Tung-lin 6–2, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Mar 2018 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay   Marc Polmans 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Win 5–3 Apr 2018 Australia F4, Mornington Futures Clay   Marc Polmans 7–5, 6–4
Loss 5–4 May 2019 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Kwon Soon-woo 5–7, 5–7

Doubles: 16 (10–6)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (9–4)
ITF Futures Tour (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–5)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2015 Australia F8, Toowoomba Futures Hard   Jake Delaney   Steven de Waard
  Marc Polmans
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2017 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard   Alex Bolt   Tom Jomby
  Eric Quigley
7–5, 6–4
Win 2–1 Oct 2017 Thailand F9, Pattaya Futures Hard (i)   Chen Ti   Skyler Butts
  Li Yuanfeng
6–1, 6–1
Win 3–1 Nov 2017 Toyota, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Andrew Whittington   Ruben Gonzales
  Christopher Rungkat
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Loss 3–2 Mar 2018 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay   Tom Evans   Hsu Yu-hsiou
  Matthew Romios
3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Aug 2018 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard   Marc Polmans   Luke Bambridge
  Neal Skupski
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 3–4 Oct 2018 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Jeremy Beale
  Marc Polmans
2–6, 4–6
Win 4–4 Nov 2018 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Purav Raja
  Antonio Šančić
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win 5–4 Jan 2019 Playford, Australia Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Ariel Behar
  Enrique López Pérez
6–4, 7–5
Win 6–4 Feb 2019 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Hiroki Moriya
  Mohamed Safwat
7–5, 6–4
Loss 6–5 Mar 2019 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Moez Echargui
  Skander Mansouri
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Loss 6–6 Mar 2019 Zhuhai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Gong Maoxin
  Zhang Ze
4–6, 4–6
Win 7–6 Mar 2019 Zhangjiagang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Hans Hach
  Sriram Balaji
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Win 8–6 Apr 2019 Anning, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   David Pel
  Hans Podlipnik Castillo
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Win 9–6 May 2019 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Ruben Bemelmans
  Sergiy Stakhovsky
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Win 10–6 Jul 2019 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard   Luke Saville   Alex Lawson
  JC Aragone
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Purcell scores breakthrough Challenger win - News - Tennis Australia". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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