Melbourne VIC, Australia, 30 November 2016 |

Australian young guns Chris O’Connell and Max Purcell have both enjoyed significant rises in the latest release of the ATP rankings.

O’Connell rose 28 spots to a career-high ranking of 240th after his victory in the recent Blacktown Pro Tour final.

In that decider he beat Purcell, who also jumped 28 places to hit a career-best ranking of No.324.

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Purcell, just 18, became the second-youngest Challenger champion in 16 years when he won the title in Gimcheon, Korea in July.

He has improved his ranking by more than 1,000 places in 2016.

The 22-year-old O’Connell’s victory in Blacktown was his fifth ITF Futures title of 2016 and pushed him into 12th place in the Australian rankings.

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