Melbourne VIC, Australia, 25 February 2014 |

Australian youngster Jason Kubler has continued his solid progress up the ATP rankings this week after another strong showing on the ITF Futures circuit.

The 20-year-old Queenslander rose 10 spots to world No.325, reward for his run to the final at the claycourt Futures event in Mallorca the week before last.

It was his third straight Futures final in as many weeks; he reached the final in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and followed that up with victory at another tournament in Mallorca.

Last week, he progressed to the quarterfinals in Murcia, Spain, taking his record to 15 wins in his past 18 matches.

Such great form has seen Kubler slash his ranking by almost 150 places in the past two months, and move to within 50-odd places of his career-high ranking set back in October 2012.

> check out where the Aussies stand in the latest ATP rankings

Ebden rises to Aussie No.2

Meanwhile, Matt Ebden has become the second-ranked Australian following the latest release of the rankings.

The Western Australian currently sits at world No.62, just one place below his best-ever ranking of 61st achieved almost 18 months ago.

Ebden, who reached the second round at Australian Open 2014, moved ahead of Marinko Matosevic, who fell 16 places after his semifinal points from last year’s ATP 500 event in Memphis came off his ranking.

Ebden was ranked 135th in September 2013 before a purple patch on the ATP Challenger Tour saw him halve his ranking by the end of the season.

> view the latest Australian rankings