Benjamin Mitchell (tennis)
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|Residence||Gold Coast, Australia|
30 November 1992 |
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||209 (20 February 2012)|
|Current ranking||326 (24 December 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2012, 2013)|
|Australian Open Junior||QF (2010)|
|French Open||Q1 (2012)|
|Wimbledon Junior||F (2010)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2011)|
Benjamin "Ben" Mitchell (born 30 November 1992) is an Australian junior tennis player. As of 24 October 2011, he currently has a professional ATP ranking of number 356. Mitchell mainly competes on the junior tour where he has enjoyed varying success.
Mitchell competed in his first junior ITF under 18 event in December 2005 as a 13 year old, he was beaten soundly in the first round by James Wong 6-3 6-1. Mitchell had varying success between Australian and New Zealand tournaments through 2006-2008 which included his first final in Darwin. Mitchell stopped playing junior tournaments in 2009 to focus on senior tournaments and in doing so entered his last season as a junior in 2010 without a ranking. Tennis Australia provided wildcards into the Traralgon International and the Australian Open junior event and Mitchell did not disappoint. He reached the final of the Traralgon International and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open juniors event. Following his successful Australian summer Mitchell won his first and only junior title in Nonthaburi, Thailand where he defeated Suk-Young Jeong in the final 7-5 6-3.
In the last event Mitchell ever entered he recorded his best result as he went through qualifying to reach the final of the 2010 Junior Wimbledon Championships where he lost in straight sets to Márton Fucsovics 4-6 4-6.
Junior singles titles (1)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Grade A (0)|
|Grade B (0)|
|Grade 1–5 (1)|
|1.||13 March 2010||Nonthaburi||Hard||Suk-Young Jeong||7–5, 6–3|
In June, Mitchell participated in a futures tournament in Australia, where he lost in straight sets in the first round to Krishananth Balakrishnan of Australia. In November 2010, Mitchell entered the Australian Open Wild Card Play-offs, hoping to win himself a main draw wild card for the 2011 Australian Open. However, Mitchell lost to fellow Australian and fourth seed, Matthew Ebden in the quarterfinals.
Singles titles (4)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (0)|
|1.||28 February 2011||Berri||Grass||Michael Look||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|2.||20 June 2011||Melilla||Hard||Roberto Ortega-Olmedo||6–3, 6–1|
|3.||3 October 2011||Esperance||Hard||Matt Reid||6–1, 6–4|
|4.||20 November 2011||Traralgon||Hard||Michael Venus||7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7), 6–0|
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- 5 July 2010 1:11AM (5 July 2010). "Benjamin Mitchell loses Wimbledon junior final". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
- "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Tennis Players – Benjamin Mitchell". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
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- "Canadian Marino pushes Schiavone to the brink in Melbourne". The Globe and Mail. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-23.