Max Purcell managed to dominate the ATP Challenger in Pune to break into the top 100 players on the ATP circuit.
For the third week in a row, Max Purcell managed to lift a new title in the Challenger circuit. From the country of India, he managed to win in Chennai, Bangalore and now he has done the same in Pune. Are 15 consecutive wins the ones the Aussie has that give him the power to break into the top 100 for the first time at the age of 24.
In the final in Pune, he got rid of the young Italian Luke Nardi which he won 6-2, 6-3 in an hour and 18 minutes. The Australian started with a break in the first game, managed to settle it by saving a break point, but then got a second break. He got into a 3-0 lead and with this difference he became the owner of the first set.
In the second set, the Italian player may have taken the lead. However, Max wasn’t going to give Nardi hope. There was a game where Luca saved break points, but in the next Purcell he opened the gaps again. Another step forward, he had no doubt. The confidence he has had over the last few weeks is very important and has led him to this point.
During this week, he has managed to win all the sets he has been able to play except the set against Mukundi. Among his victims is himself Sasikumar Mukund, Dimitar Kuzmanov, Francesco Maestrelli and Miljan Zekic. In this way, Max Purcell’s entry into the top 100 is seen as a new Australian in these places. Thanasi Kokkinakis, Jordan Thompson, Christopher O’Connell, Jason Kubler, Nick Kyrgios and Alex De Miñaur who has been crowned this week at the Acapulco tournament.