Biggest movers: Mitchell on the march
Ben Mitchell has returned to the world's top 250 after his victory at the Canberra Tennis International ATP Challenger at the weekend.
Ben Mitchell has soared in this week’s edition of the ATP rankings thanks to his success at the ATP Challenger event in Canberra.
The 22-year-old vaulted 58 spots to world No.247 after capturing the Canberra Tennis International title, the biggest of his career.
Mitchell, from Queensland, moves closer to his career-high mark of No.204, set in March this year.
In the Canberra final he beat good friend Luke Saville, who improved his ranking 16 spots to 187th.
Also making a big move was Matt Reid, who jumped 55 places to world No.304.
Reid was a semifinalist in Canberra, where he fell to eventual champ Mitchell.
The women were also in Canberra last week, and Kimberly Birrell continued her excellent Pro Tour form.
The 17-year-old reached the semifinals and moved 49 places in the rankings to a career-best position of No.361.
Just one month ago, Birrell was ranked outside the top 600.
Her friend and fellow 17-year-old Priscilla Hon also enjoyed another rankings boost; the Queenslander improved 12 spots to 346th after reaching the second round in Canberra.
She’s just one spot outside the Australian top 10; Birrell is No.12.