Max Purcell
Max Purcell
Max Purcell
Max Purcell
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Cep.
    • Father, Craig; mother, Sue; twin brother, Harry; older sister, Jordan.
    • Started playing tennis at age 3 with his siblings.
    • Thankful for relationship with his coach, former ATP player Nathan Healey."Having a coach you can really trust is huge," says Purcell."Nathan and I have a fantastic friendship and understanding and respect for each other."
    • Grew up playing on synthetic grass and considers grass to be his best and favourite surface.
    • Favourite shot is slice backhand,tournament is Wimbledon and city on tour is Shanghai.
    • Tennis idol is Roger Federer.
    • Also enjoys cricket and supports the Australian national team. Favourite player is Pat Cummins.
    • Favourite movie is Talladega Nights, starring Will Ferrell.
    • Likes watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, cooking and going to the gym.
    • Favourite food is Mexican."It’s the best," he says."Don’t argue with me."
    • Lists hisfavourite school subject as lunch.
    • Says that his best quality is "my sense of humour" and worst quality is "the size of my nose."

    (UPDATED 28AUGUST2023)

    • Broke into singles Top 200 in 2021, Top 100 in March 2023 and Top 50 on 21 August after advancing to 1st ATP Masters 1000 QF in Cincinnatias a Q (d. No. 7 Ruud in 2R, l. to No. 1 Alcaraz in 3 sets). Following week reachedQF in Winston-Salem and afterwards ranked a career-high No. 43 on 28 August.
    • Won 3 straight titles in India from mid-February to early March and had 18-match winning streak snapped with SF loss in Les Franqueses del Vallas, Spain on 25 March.
    • Going into 2023 Roland Garros compiled a 34-7 Challenger record and 3-3 in finals through mid-May.
    • Upset ex-No. 5 Anderson and ex-No. 6 Monfils en route to 1st ATP Tour singles SF at 2021 Eastbourne as LL.
    • Replaced 2-time Olympic gold medallist Murray in 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw and defeated No. 15 Auger-Aliassime in 1R for biggest singles win of career (held in 2021).
    • Reached 2020 Australian Open doubles final as WC with countryman Saville, becoming 1st All-Aussie Grand Slam men’s doubles finalists since Woodbridge/Woodforde at 2000 Wimbledon. Then reached 2022 Australian Open final w/Ebden.
    • Has 131-86career Challenger record, including 119-75on hard courts with 5 titles. Also has 15 Challenger doubles titles, including 7 in 2019 w/Saville.


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