Melbourne VIC, Australia, 26 November 2014 |

Jason Kubler’s run to the final of the ATP Challenger in Lima, Peru has seen the Queenslander vault 18 places to a career-high ranking of No.136.

The Australian began the season barely inside the world’s top 400 – having dipped to 567th in late October 2013 – but thanks to a string of impressive results has scaled the rankings.

He is now the seventh-ranked Australian behind top 100 stars Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic and Sam Groth, and world No.127 James Duckworth.

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In 2014, Kubler won his first career ATP Challenger title in Sibiu, Romania, as well as pocketing three ITF Futures titles.

At ATP level, he qualified for the Dusseldorf Open and reached the second round, his best tour-level result to date.

He finished the season with a sparkling win-loss record of 52-21.

His achievement in drastically improving his ranking is made all the more notable given Kubler plays solely on clay, in a bid to protect against chronic knee injuries.

Several Australians soared in the rankings in 2014 – stay tuned as we bring you a Facebook gallery of the Aussie movers and shakers this season!