Ben Mitchell

  • Age24
  • Born30 November 1992
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGrant Doyle
  • Pro Since2008
“It's awesome to have some pretty good things going on on and off the court.”

— Ben Mitchell, 31 Dec 2015

» Baby daughter motivating Mitchell

On court

  • Runner-up at the Optus 18s Australian Championships in 2009, losing to close friend and No.1 seed Jason Kubler in the final
  • Reached the 2010 Junior Wimbledon Championships final, demolishing World No.1 Daniel Berta 6-2 6-1 in the third round
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Sport Pro Tour Program in 2012
  • Won his first ITF Futures Pro Circuit event in 2011, at the Australian F2 Futures in Mildura, Victoria
  • Followed up with further ITF success in 2011, capturing the Spain 21 title in Melilla and two more on home soil
  • Broke into the world’s top 300 in late 2011
  • Practised with Australia’s Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter in the build-up to the 2012 season
  • Made his Grand Slam debut at the 2012 Australian Open
  • Names Marcos Baghdatis as the toughest opponent he’s ever faced
  • Wishes he could replay his Australian Open 2013 first round match against James Duckworth; Mitchell lost 8-6 in the fifth set
  • Dream tennis scenario would be to player Roger Federer in a five-set match at Wimbledon
  • Best piece of tennis advice he’s received is to give it your all, because you don’t want to live with regrets
  • Professional goals are to crack the top 20 and to win the Davis Cup for Australia

Off court

  • Hobbies include going to the movies and spending time with friends
  • Likes Rocky movies
  • Favourite band is the Kings of Leon
  • Older brother, Luke, is an actor, appearing in the popular soap Home & Away
  • Had he not been a tennis player, would have followed a career in rugby league or athletics

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 207
2014 267
2013 272
2012 273
2011 214
2010 710
2009 1136



2015 Canberra Challenger, Wollongong F10 ITF

2014 Canada F4 ITF

2013 Thailand F1 ITF, Korea F5 ITF

2012 Traralgon F11 ITF

2011 Australia F2 ITF, Spain F21 ITF, Australia F8 ITF, Australia F12 ITF


2014 Thailand F11 ITF

2012 Bendigo F12 ITF

2011 Great Britain F11 ITF

2010 Australia F5 ITF, Australia F6 ITF, Australia F9 ITF, Australia F13 ITF

Ben Mitchell in the news

Barton victorious in US Open qualifying
Matt Barton; Getty Images
24 August, 2016

Aussie Matt Barton has continued his impressive Grand Slam form with a win in the opening round of US Open qualifying in New York.
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Seven Aussies set for US Open qualifying
Sam Groth serves during his loss to Jared Donaldson at the ATP event in Atlanta; Getty Images
23 August, 2016

Sam Groth, Matt Barton, Luke Saville, John-Patrick Smith, Ben Mitchell, Andrew Whittington and Arina Rodionova will this week battle for a place in the US Open main draw.
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Roland Garros: Mitchell, Rogowska exit qualifying
Ben Mitchell reacts during his three-set loss in Roland Garros qualifying to Jan-Lennard Struff; Getty Images
18 May, 2016

Matthew Barton remains the only Australian alive in Roland Garros qualifying after Ben Mitchell and Olivia Rogowska lost nail-biters in Paris.
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Roland Garros: Barton wins in qualifying
17 May, 2016

Matthew Barton has continued his impressive 2016 form, winning through to the second round of qualifying at Roland Garros on Monday.
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