Marc Polmans

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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 23)
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPeter Luczak
John McCurdy
Prize moneyUS$693,952
Official websitemarc-polmans.com
Singles
Career record2–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 119 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 119 (3 February 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open1R (2020)
WimbledonQ2 (2019)
US Open1R (2020)
Doubles
Career record8–9
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (16 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 117 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open1R (2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2018)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

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 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.

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

Career[edit]

2012–2015: Career Beginnings[edit]

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 Increase[edit]

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 Title[edit]

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 win[edit]

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.

2020: First Grand Slam main draw win[edit]

In January, Polman won his first main draw singles match at the Australian Open over Mikhail Kukushkin .[9]

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

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 South Africa Lloyd Harris 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Win 2–0 Jun 2016 Mozambique F2, Maputo Futures Hard Australia Jeremy Beale 6–1, 6–1
Loss 2–1 Jun 2016 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Futures Hard Zimbabwe Benjamin Lock 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 3–1 Jul 2016 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Futures Clay South Africa Lloyd Harris 6–2, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Jul 2016 USA F25, Edwardsville Futures Hard United States Tennys Sandgren 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 3–6
Loss 3–3 Aug 2016 USA F26, Decatur Futures Clay Ecuador Roberto Quiroz 0–6, 6–3, 6–7(6–8)
Win 4–3 Sep 2016 Australia F5, Alice Springs Futures Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins 6–1, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4)
Loss 4–4 Oct 2016 Australia F6, Brisbane Futures Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins 1–6, 5–7
Loss 4–5 Nov 2016 Canberra, Australia Challenger Hard Australia James Duckworth 5–7, 3–6
Win 5–5 Mar 2017 Australia F2, Canberra Futures Clay Australia Blake Mott 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4
Win 6–5 Mar 2017 Australia F3, Canberra Futures Clay Australia 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 Switzerland Adrian Bodmer 3–6, 2–6
Win 7–6 Feb 2018 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Bradley Mousley 6–2, 6–2
Win 8–6 Mar 2018 Australia F1, Renmark Futures Grass Australia Luke Saville 6–1, 6–4
Win 9–6 Mar 2018 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Thomas Fancutt 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 10–6 Mar 2018 Australia F3, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Max Purcell 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss 10–7 Apr 2018 Australia F4, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Max Purcell 5–7, 4–6
Loss 10–8 Apr 2018 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay United States Noah Rubin 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 10–9 Oct 2018 Stockton, USA Challenger Hard South Africa Lloyd Harris 2–6, 2–6
Win 11–9 Mar 2019 Zhangjiagang, China, P.R. Challenger Hard Italy Lorenzo Giustino 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 11–10 Sep 2019 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Challenger Hard Australia John Millman 4–6, 2–6
Win 12–10 Oct 2019 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard Australia 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 Australia Steven de Waard United States Mitchell Krueger
Australia Andrew Whittington
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Loss 1–1 Mar 2015 Australia F4, Melbourne Futures Clay Australia Steven de Waard New Zealand Jordan Thompson
Australia Andrew Whittington
2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 2–1 Apr 2015 Australia F5, Mornington Futures Clay Australia Steven de Waard Australia Matthew Barton
Germany Peter Torebko
7–6(8–6), 6–1
Win 3–1 May 2015 Italy F11, Lecco Futures Clay Australia Peter Luczak Netherlands David Pel
France Maxime Tabatruong
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–1 Jul 2015 Belgium F6, Knokke Futures Clay Australia Steven de Waard Australia Maverick Banes
Australia Jacob Grills
5–7, 7–6(7–2), [10–5]
Win 5–1 Oct 2015 Australia F8, Toowoomba Futures Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Jake Delaney
Australia Max Purcell
6–4, 6–3
Win 6–1 Oct 2015 Australia F9, Brisbane Futures Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Thomas Fancutt
Australia Darren Polkinghorne
6–0, 6–1
Loss 6–2 Nov 2015 Australia F10, Wollongong Futures Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Maverick Banes
New Zealand Finn Tearney
7–6(8–6), 5–7, [6–10]
Win 7–2 Nov 2015 Australia F11, Wollongong Futures Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Ashley Fisher
Australia Dayne Kelly
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Loss 7–3 Feb 2016 Australia F1, Port Pirie Futures Hard New Zealand Jose Statham Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Andrew Whittington
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Win 8–3 Mar 2016 Australia F2, Mildura Futures Grass Australia Steven de Waard Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Andrew Whittington
6–3, 6–7(9–11), [10–6]
Win 9–3 Mar 2016 Australia F4, Mornington Futures Hard Australia Steven de Waard Australia Bradley Mousley
Australia Gavin van Peperzeel
6–2, 6–3
Loss 9–4 Apr 2016 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay Australia Peter Luczak United States Dennis Novikov
Chile Julio Peralta
6–3, 4–6, [10–12]
Loss 9–5 Jul 2016 USA F25, Edwardsville Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge United States Conor Smith
United States Jackson Withrow
3–6, 2–6
Win 10–5 Sep 2016 Australia F5, Alice Springs Futures Hard Australia Luke Saville Australia Thomas Fancutt
Australia Calum Puttergill
6–1, 6–2
Win 11–5 Oct 2016 Australia F8, Cairns Futures Hard Australia Luke Saville United States Nathan Pasha
Australia Darren Polkinghorne
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 11–6 Jan 2017 Happy Valley, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Steven de Waard United States Max Schnur
Chile Hans Podlipnik Castillo
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [6–10]
Win 12–6 Mar 2017 Australia F3, Canberra Futures Clay Australia Bradley Mousley Australia Steven de Waard
Australia Scott Puodziunas
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 12–7 Aug 2018 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard Belgium Joris De Loore United States Robert Galloway
Colombia Roberto Maytín
3–6, 1–6
Loss 12–8 Aug 2018 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard Australia Max Purcell United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Win 13–8 Oct 2018 Traralgon, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Jeremy Beale Australia Max Purcell
Australia Luke Saville
6–2, 6–4
Win 14–8 Jul 2019 Gatineau, Canada Challenger Hard United States Alex Lawson United States Dennis Novikov
Mexico Hans Hach Verdugo
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 15–8 Oct 2019 Ningbo Challenger, China Challenger Hard Australia Andrew Harris Australia Alex Bolt
Australia Matt Reid
6–0, 6–1

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
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 through the 2020 US Open .

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 R1 R2 0 / 2 1-2
French Open A A A Q2 Q1 Q2 TBC 0 / 0 0-0
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q1 Q2 NH 0 / 0 0-0
US Open A A A Q1 Q3 Q1 R1 0 / 1 0-1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0 / 3 1–3
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 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 1046 841 222 323 166 134

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.
  9. ^ "AO Millman Makes His Mark". Tennis Australia. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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