Melbourne VIC, Australia, 15 April 2014 |

Several Australian men, including Alex Bolt and Blake Mott, have made large gains in the latest ATP rankings thanks to their success on the Australian Pro Tour.

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Bolt leapt 81 places to world No.383 after capturing the recent Melbourne Park Men’s International, an ITF Futures-level event played on Melbourne Park’s clay courts.

His victim in the final, Mott, rose 71 spots to a career-high ranking of No.572.

Bolt stands to rise even higher after reaching the final at last week’s Pro Tour event in Glen Iris; his career-high mark came in August 2013 when he cracked the top 300 and peaked at No.296.

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Also enjoying improvements were Matthew Barton and Maverick Banes, who both reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park; Barton jumped 32 places to 572nd, while Banes slashed his ranking by 44 spots to a career-high ranking of No.563.

Meanwhile, Thanasi Kokkinakis jumped 26 spots to a best-ever ranking of No.389 after reaching the final round of qualifying at the ATP 250 event in Houston.

The 17-year-old won two rounds – including a match over the 175th-ranked Illya Marchenko of Ukraine – before falling to former world No.15 Robby Ginepri.

On the women’s side, Aussie Tammi Patterson rose 20 spots after reaching the semifinals of the Glen Iris Women’s International.

Patterson has climbed to world No.371 as a result, and is closing in on her career-high ranking of No.289 set back in 2011.

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