Red Hot Purcell leaps into the top-100 after his third straight ATP Challenger title

Australia’s Max Purcell has claimed his third-straight ATP Challenger title in India to crack the top-100 in the rankings.

Australia’s Max Purcell. (Photo by Rob Keating –

After starting the year at no. 220, Purcell has made massive moves over the past three weeks.

First he claimed the title in Chennai, next it was Bengaluru and now Purcell has added the Pune title with a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Italy’s Luca Nardi.

Canberra: 4 January 2023 – Italy’s Luca Nardi during a round 2 match at the Canberra International tournament. Photo by Rob Keating,

In amongst those wins, Purcell saved a match point in the Chennai final.

Purcell ended his successful doubles partnership with Matthew Ebden in late 2022 to allow him to focus on his singles.

The moved has now paid off with Purcell sitting at no. 96 in the live rankings.

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