Max Purcell

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Max Purcell
Purcell at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Born (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 26)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$ 3,048,524
Singles
Career record23–43 (34.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 40 (16 October 2023)
Current rankingNo. 79 (1 April 2024)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2024)
French Open2R (2023)
Wimbledon1R (2022, 2023)
US Open1R (2021, 2023)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Doubles
Career record91–60 (60.3%)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 25 (11 April 2022)
Current rankingNo. 30 (18 March 2024)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenF (2020, 2022)
French Open3R (2021)
WimbledonW (2022)
US OpenQF (2021)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2021)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US OpenSF (2021)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2022)
Record: 3–2 (60.0%)
Last updated on: 1 April 2024.

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

He reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 40 on 16 October 2023. In doubles, his highest ranking is world No. 25, achieved in April 2022. He won his first Grand Slam title at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in doubles alongside Matthew Ebden. The pair also finished runners-up at the 2022 Australian Open, and Purcell previously reached the final at the 2020 Australian Open with Luke Saville. Purcell also reached the mixed doubles semifinals at the 2021 US Open with Dayana Yastremska. He represented Australia in both disciplines at the 2020 Olympic Games, partnering John Peers in doubles.

Professional career[edit]

2016–2019: Early career[edit]

In July 2016, Purcell qualified for and won the Gimcheon Challenger in South Korea against fellow Australian Andrew Whittington. Purcell was ranked No. 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 García López and Pablo Carreño Busta. Purcell made four Futures Tour finals in 2017, claiming three titles. He finished the year ranked No. 277 in the world.

2020: Grand Slam singles debut and Australian Open doubles final[edit]

In January, Purcell made his Grand Slam singles debut after qualifying for the 2020 Australian Open.[2] He lost to Jannik Sinner in the first round in straight sets. At the same tournament, he paired with Luke Saville as a wildcard in the Men's doubles, where they reached the final losing to 11th seeded pair American Rajeev Ram and Brit Joe Salisbury. The pair also reached their second final of the season of the 2020 Astana Open where they lost to Belgians Sander Gillé/Joran Vliegen.

2021: Maiden ATP singles semifinal, Olympics debut and top 30 in doubles[edit]

Purcell commenced the 2021 season at the 2021 Great Ocean Road Open, where he defeated Norbert Gombos for his first ATP main draw win.[3] Purcell was defeated by Karen Khachanov in the second round.[4]

Purcell earned his first win against an opponent in the top 20 after beating World No. 16 and top seed Gaël Monfils at the Eastbourne International as a lucky loser to reach his first ATP singles quarterfinal[5] and then recorded another win over Andreas Seppi to reach his first semifinal. He lost to another Italian Lorenzo Sonego.[6] Following this great run, in July he won his second Challenger singles title, the 2021 President's Cup in Nur Sultan. As a result, he entered the top 200 at a career-high in singles of No. 190 on 19 July 2021.

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Purcell was entered as a last-minute alternate for Andy Murray, who had withdrawn due to a right quad injury.[7] Purcell recorded his biggest career win and first over a top 20 player, defeating world no. 15 Félix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets. Purcell also replaced Alex de Minaur after he tested positive for COVID-19 in the doubles event,[8] where he partnered John Peers but lost in the first round.[9]

In August 2021, Purcell reached the third round of the 2021 Winston-Salem Open. He re-entered the ATP top 200 in singles as a result.[10]

He reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the 2021 US Open partnering Matthew Ebden where they lost to 4th seeds and eventual champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram. He was also selected as a wildcard in the singles main draw for his debut at this Major but lost in the first round again to 13th seed Jannik Sinner.

On 20 September 2021, and following a quarterfinal result at Cary Challenger, Purcell achieved a career high singles ranking of World No. 189.[11] He followed this by a final also in singles at the 2021 Columbus Challenger where he lost to Stefan Kozlov. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 175 and doubles ranking of No. 28 on 18 October 2021.

2022: Australian Open final, Wimbledon champion and top 25 in doubles[edit]

In January 2022, Purcell made his debut representing Australia at the 2022 ATP Cup, losing to Jannik Sinner in the round robin stage. Purcell attempted to qualify for the Australian Open, but was eliminated in the second round.[12]

In the men's doubles, Purcell partnered once again with Ebden. After defeating Jonathan Erlich and André Göransson in the first round,[13] they went on to topple four seeded teams consecutively en route to Purcell's second men's doubles final and their maiden doubles final as a team overall. In the second round, Ebden and Purcell beat fourth seeds Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah from a set down[14] before reaching the third round, where they defeated thirteenth seeds Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan in straight sets to make the quarterfinals. This showing earned the pair their second Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance together.[15] In the quarterfinals, they knocked out tenth seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski from a set down and through the final ten-point deciding set tiebreak to reach the semifinals.[16] Together with Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios, Ebden and Purcell made it the most Australians to reach this stage of the men's doubles tournament in 29 years, since 1993, and the first time since 1985 that two all-Australian pairings contested the semifinals.[17] Their quarterfinals win set them up for a match against second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury, where they saved four set points in the second set to defeat the pair in straight sets to reach the final. Purcell and Ebden faced Kokkinakis and Kyrgios in the final, the first in men's doubles at the Australian Open to feature two all-Australian teams since 1980,[18] where they ultimately lost in straight sets.[19]

Purcell made his debut at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in singles after qualifying for the main draw for the first time.[20] In the main draw, he lost to Adrian Mannarino in the first round in five sets.

Seeded 14th in the doubles event, Purcell and Ebden reached their second Major final, defeating third seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski in the round of 16, avenging their loss in the final of the 2022 Libéma Open earlier in the grass season,[21] seventh seeds Filip Polasek and John Peers in the quarterfinals and top seeds Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram on their way. In the semifinal matchup against Sailsbury and Ram, Purcell and Ebden played in a five sets close to four hours epic match, saving five match points, to reach their second Major final.[22] They went on to win their maiden Grand Slam title as a team defeating second seeded pair of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in another more than four hours, five set classic with a super tiebreak.[23]

At the 2022 Hall of Fame Open he reached the second round in singles defeating Adrian Mannarino before losing to Andy Murray.[24] At the same tournament he reached the quarterfinals partnering Tim van Rijthoven where they lost to eventual champions William Blumberg and Steve Johnson. At the 2022 Los Cabos Open he qualified for the main draw and defeated Henri Laaksonen before losing to 6th seed Brandon Nakashima. At the same tournament in doubles seeded second with Ebden, they reached also the second round.

At the US Open, Purcell failed to qualify for the singles event. In the doubles, Purcell and Ebden were eliminated in the third round by second seeded pair Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski.

Purcell finished the year ranked No. 220 in the world in singles and No. 33 in the world in doubles.

2023: First Major & top 10 wins & Masters quarterfinal, top 40 in singles, Australian No. 2[edit]

Despite a successful 2022 doubles campaign, which included two Grand Slam finals and a title, Purcell decided to split from partner Matthew Ebden for the 2023 season, citing a desire to focus on his singles career.[25]

Purcell qualified for the second time at the 2023 Australian Open in singles,[26] but was eliminated in the first round of the main draw after a four set loss against Emil Ruusuvuori. Purcell partnered fellow Australian Jordan Thompson in the doubles event, but was eliminated in the second round by eventual finalists Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski.

Ranked No. 203, he reached the top 155 in singles following his second Challenger title in Chennai.[27] He moved another 40 positions up to No. 116 on 27 February 2023 after winning back-to-back titles at the 2023 Bengaluru Open Challenger.[28][29] He moved another 20 positions up to reach the top 100 after his third Challenger title in a month in Pune to No. 95 on 6 March 2023.[30][31][32] He reached No. 86 in the singles rankings after a final showing at the 2023 Play In Challenger in Lille on 3 April 2023.[33] At the same tournament he won the doubles title partnering with Jason Taylor.

As the defending champion in doubles, he won his third ATP title and second on clay in Houston with Jordan Thompson. At the same tournament he also made the second round in singles.[34]

In May, Purcell reached his sixth Challenger of the season at the 2023 Busan Open in South Korea, where he lost to compatriot seed Aleksandar Vukic after retirement due to right ankle injury. As a result he moved close to 20 positions up into the top 70. He also had to give a walkover in the doubles final. It was his fifth doubles final of the year, all of which have been with different partners.[35] At the 2023 French Open he recorded his first Grand Slam win over compatriot Jordan Thompson.[36]

At the 2023 Western & Southern Open he reached the round of 16 as a qualifier, defeating fifth seed Casper Ruud for his first top 10 win. Next he defeated Stan Wawrinka to reach his first Masters quarterfinal. As a result he reached the top 50 in the singles rankings on 21 August 2023.[37][38][39] Following the US Open, ranked No. 43, he became the Australian No. 2.[40] He further reached the top 40 on 16 October 2023.

He won his fourth doubles title at the 2023 Japan Open Tennis Championships with Rinky Hijikata.[41]

2024: Australian Open first win[edit]

Purcell started his year at the Brisbane International, where he drew top seed Holger Rune and lost in three sets. Next, at the Australian Open, Purcell won his first match, beating Máté Valkusz in four sets. He lost to 11th seed Casper Ruud in the second round.

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Current after the 2024 Miami Open.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q1 Q1 1R Q2 Q2 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open A A A Q2 A Q1 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Wimbledon A Q1 A NH A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
US Open A Q1 Q2 A 1R Q2 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–1 0 / 8 2–8
National representation
Summer Olympics NH 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1
Davis Cup A A A A A F A 0 / 1 0–1
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A NH A Q1 A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Miami Open A A A NH A Q1 A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A NH A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open A A A NH A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Italian Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A NH Q1 Q1 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A QF 0 / 1 3–1
Shanghai Masters A A A NH 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 0–2 0 / 6 4–6
Career statistics
Overall win–loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 6–5 2–6 10–20 5–10 23–43
Year-end ranking 277 280 221 239 176 220 45 35%

Doubles[edit]

Current after the 2024 Miami Open.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R F 2R F 2R 2R 0 / 8 14–8
French Open A A A 1R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Wimbledon A A 1R NH 3R W 3R 1 / 4 10–3
US Open A A A 1R QF 3R 1R 0 / 4 5–4
Win–loss 0–1 1–1 0–2 5–3 8–4 13–3 4–4 1–1 1 / 20 32–19
National representation
Summer Olympics NH 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup A A A A A F F 0 / 2 4–1
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A NH A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Miami Open A A A NH A 2R A 2R 0 / 2 2–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A NH A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open A A A NH 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1
Italian Open A A A QF 1R 2R A 0 / 3 3–3
Canadian Open A A A NH 1R 1R QF 0 / 3 2–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R A 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Shanghai Masters A A A NH 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Paris Masters A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 1–3 2–4 4–3 1–2 0 / 15 10–15
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 7
Finals 0 0 0 2 0 4 4 3 13
Overall win–loss 0–1 1–1 0–4 13–12 13–13 30–16 30–12 17–4 104–63
Year-end ranking 226 128 88 38 33 33 35 62%

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2020 Australian Open Hard Australia Luke Saville United States Rajeev Ram
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2022 Australian Open Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australia Nick Kyrgios
5–7, 4–6
Win 2022 Wimbledon Grass Australia Matthew Ebden Croatia Nikola Mektić
Croatia Mate Pavić
7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(10–2)

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–2)
ATP Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (5–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (3–0)
Grass (1–2)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (6–5)
Indoor (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2020 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Australia Luke Saville United States Rajeev Ram
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Nov 2020 Astana Open, Kazakhstan 250 Series Hard (i) Australia Luke Saville Belgium Sander Gillé
Belgium Joran Vliegen
5–7, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Jan 2022 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australia Nick Kyrgios
5–7, 4–6
Win 1–3 Apr 2022 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States 250 Series Clay Australia Matthew Ebden Serbia Ivan Sabanov
Serbia Matej Sabanov
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–4 Jun 2022 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass Australia Matthew Ebden Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]
Win 2–4 Jul 2022 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Australia Matthew Ebden Croatia Nikola Mektić
Croatia Mate Pavić
7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(10–2)
Win 3–4 Apr 2023 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States (2) 250 Series Clay Australia Jordan Thompson United Kingdom Julian Cash
United Kingdom Henry Patten
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 3–5 Jul 2023 Hall of Fame Open, United States 250 Series Grass United States William Blumberg United States Nathaniel Lammons
United States Jackson Withrow
3–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Loss 3–6 Jul 2023 Atlanta Open, United States 250 Series Hard Australia Jordan Thompson United States Nathaniel Lammons
United States Jackson Withrow
6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)
Win 4–6 Oct 2023 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Australia Rinky Hijikata United Kingdom Jamie Murray
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–4, 6–1
Win 5–6 Feb 2024 Dallas Open, United States 250 Series Hard (i) Australia Jordan Thompson United States William Blumberg
Australia Rinky Hijikata
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 6–6 Feb 2024 Los Cabos Open, Mexico 250 Series Hard Australia Jordan Thompson Ecuador Gonzalo Escobar
Kazakhstan Aleksandr Nedovyesov
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Win 7–6 Apr 2024 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, United States (3) 250 Series Clay Australia Jordan Thompson United States William Blumberg
Australia John Peers
7–5, 6–1

Team competition finals[edit]

Davis Cup: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result    Date    Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Loss Nov 2022 Davis Cup, Málaga, Spain Hard (i) Australia Alex de Minaur
Australia Jordan Thompson
Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australia Matthew Ebden
Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime
Canada Denis Shapovalov
Canada Vasek Pospisil
Canada Alexis Galarneau
Canada Gabriel Diallo
0–2
Loss Nov 2023 Davis Cup, Málaga, Spain Hard (i) Australia Alex de Minaur
Australia Alexei Popyrin
Australia Jordan Thompson
Australia Matthew Ebden
Italy Jannik Sinner
Italy Lorenzo Musetti
Italy Matteo Arnaldi
Italy Lorenzo Sonego
Italy Simone Bolelli
0–2

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (9–8)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger (5–5)
ITF Futures (4–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (8–7)
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 Australia Andrew Whittington 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 5–1 ret.
Loss 1–1 Nov 2016 Australia F10, Blacktown Futures Hard Australia Christopher O'Connell 2–6, 2–6
Win 2–1 Mar 2017 Japan F2, Nishitōkyō Futures Hard Japan Yusuke Takahashi 7–5, 7–6(10–8)
Loss 2–2 Apr 2017 Indonesia F6, Jakarta Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Ti 3–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 Oct 2017 Thailand F8, Nonthaburi Futures Hard Latvia Martins Podzus 6–7(7–9), 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–2 Oct 2017 Thailand F9, Pattaya Futures Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Wu Tung-lin 6–2, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Mar 2018 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Marc Polmans 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Win 5–3 Apr 2018 Australia F4, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Marc Polmans 7–5, 6–4
Loss 5–4 May 2019 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard South Korea Kwon Soon-woo 5–7, 5–7
Win 6–4 Jul 2021 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard United Kingdom Jay Clarke 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 6–5 Sep 2021 Columbus, United States Challenger Hard United States Stefan Kozlov 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Win 7–5 Feb 2023 Chennai, India Challenger Hard United States Nicolas Moreno de Alboran 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 8–5 Feb 2023 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard Australia James Duckworth 3–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Win 9–5 Mar 2023 Pune, India Challenger Hard Italy Luca Nardi 6–2, 6–3
Loss 9–6 Mar 2023 Lille, France Challenger Hard (i) Finland Otto Virtanen 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 2–6
Loss 9–7 May 2023 Gwangju, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Jordan Thompson 3–6, 2–6
Loss 9–8 May 2023 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Aleksandar Vukic 4–6, 0–1 ret.

Doubles: 23 (16–7)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger (15–5)
ITF Futures (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (16–6)
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 Australia Jake Delaney Australia Steven de Waard
Australia Marc Polmans
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2017 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard Australia Alex Bolt France Tom Jomby
United States Eric Quigley
7–5, 6–4
Win 2–1 Oct 2017 Thailand F9, Pattaya Futures Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Chen Ti Hong Kong Skyler Butts
China Li Yuanfeng
6–1, 6–1
Win 3–1 Nov 2017 Toyota, Japan Challenger Hard (i) Australia Andrew Whittington Philippines Ruben Gonzales
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Loss 3–2 Mar 2018 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Tom Evans Chinese Taipei Hsu Yu-hsiou
Australia Matthew Romios
3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Aug 2018 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard Australia Marc Polmans United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 3–4 Oct 2018 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Australia Jeremy Beale
Australia Marc Polmans
2–6, 4–6
Win 4–4 Nov 2018 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville India Purav Raja
Croatia Antonio Šančić
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win 5–4 Jan 2019 Playford, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Uruguay Ariel Behar
Spain Enrique López Pérez
6–4, 7–5
Win 6–4 Feb 2019 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Japan Hiroki Moriya
Egypt Mohamed Safwat
7–5, 6–4
Loss 6–5 Mar 2019 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Tunisia Moez Echargui
Tunisia Skander Mansouri
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Loss 6–6 Mar 2019 Zhuhai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville China Gong Maoxin
China Zhang Ze
4–6, 4–6
Win 7–6 Mar 2019 Zhangjiagang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Mexico Hans Hach
India Sriram Balaji
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Win 8–6 Apr 2019 Anning, China, P.R. Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Netherlands David Pel
Chile Hans Podlipnik Castillo
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Win 9–6 May 2019 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Win 10–6 Jul 2019 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville United States Alex Lawson
United States JC Aragone
6–4, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 11–6 Oct 2019 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville United Kingdom Brydan Klein
Australia Scott Puodziunas
6–7(2–7), 6–3, [10–4]
Win 12–6 Jan 2020 Bendigo, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Luke Saville Israel Jonathan Erlich
Belarus Andrei Vasilevski
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)
Win 13–6 Oct 2022 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Marc Polmans South Korea Nam Ji-sung
South Korea Song Min-kyu
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [12–10]
Win 14–6 Feb 2023 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Marc Polmans Australia Luke Saville
Australia Tristan Schoolkate
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win 15–6 Mar 2023 Lille, France Challenger Hard (i) Australia Jason Taylor Jamaica Dustin Brown
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 16–6 Apr 2023 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama South Korea Chung Yun-seong
Japan Yuta Shimizu
6–1, 6–4
Loss 16–7 May 2023 Busan, South Korea (2) Challenger Hard New Zealand Rubin Statham United States Evan King
United States Reese Stalder
w/o

Record against top 10 players[edit]

Purcell's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Player Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
Spain Carlos Alcaraz 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–4, 3–6, 4–6) at 2023 Cincinnati
United Kingdom Andy Murray 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (6–7(2–7), 6–3, 5–7) at 2023 Toronto
Number 2 ranked players
Norway Casper Ruud 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2023 Cincinnati
Number 3 ranked players
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–2) at 2023 Cincinnati
Italy Jannik Sinner 0–3 0% 0–3 Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2022 ATP Cup
Number 4 ranked players
Denmark Holger Rune 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–4, 4–6, 2–6) at 2024 Brisbane
Number 5 ranked players
United States Taylor Fritz 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7)) at 2023 Basel
Russia Andrey Rublev 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 5–7, 4–6) at 2023 Wimbledon
Number 6 ranked players
Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 2–0 100% 2–0 Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2023 Toronto
France Gaël Monfils 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 5–7, 6–4) at 2021 Eastbourne
Number 8 ranked players
Russia Karen Khachanov 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–7(5–7), 3–6) at 2021 Melbourne
Total 5–10 33% 4–8
(33%)
0–0
( – )
1–2
(33%)
* Statistics correct as of 1 January 2024

Record against players ranked No. 11–20[edit]

Active players are in boldface.

*As of 11 September 2022

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

  • Purcell has a 1–2 (33.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2016–22 2023 Total
Wins 0 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MPR
2023
1. Norway Casper Ruud 7 Cincinnati, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 70

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