Melbourne, Australia, 29 April 2013 |

A large group of emerging Aussie male talent have made strides in the latest edition of the ATP World Tour rankings.

Leading the way was 19-year-old Jason Kubler, who jumped an impressive 89 places to world No.398 after his victory at the recent Padova ITF Futures event in Italy.

Kubler begins the climb back up towards his career-high mark of No.268, set in October 2012.

Also enjoying significant jumps in this week’s rankings include:

  • Nick Kyrgios, who rose 26 places to world No.289. The 18-year-old cracked the top 300 for the first time after reaching the final of the Chendu #2 Futures event in China, and stands to rise even higher after winning the Chinese Futures event in Yuxi at the weekend
  • Luke Saville, 19, who jumped 29 spots to No.320 after his run to the final of the Little Rock ITF Futures event
  • 20-year-old Ben Mitchell, who reached the semifinals of the Little Rock tournament before falling to Saville, and as a result rising 23 places to No.374
  • Alex Bolt, 20, rising from No.327 to No.317 following his semifinal appearance at the Chendu 2# Futures tournament
  • Jordan Thompson, who at 19 years of age rose to a career high rank of No.638 after jumping 26 spots, reward for a quarterfinal run in Padova, Italy.

The significance of the rankings improvements were certainly not lost on the players themselves.

“Pumped to be inside the @ATPWorldTour top 300 now too but it’s just the beginning, more work, improvement & development to come. #NKrising,” Kyrgios tweeted on Monday.

> view where the Aussie men stand in the latest ATP rankings