Benjamin Mitchell (tennis)

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Benjamin Mitchell
Benjamin Mitchell, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Gold Coast, Australia
Born (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 23)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $276,396
Career record 0–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 204 (2 March 2015)
Current ranking No. 239 (20 June 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013)
French Open Q1 (2012, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon Q2 (2015)
US Open Q1 (2014)
Career record 1–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 303 (27 January 2014)
Current ranking No. 827 (20 June 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
Last updated on: 20 June 2016.

Benjamin "Ben" Mitchell (born 30 November 1992) is an Australian professional tennis player who as of 2 March 2015 is ranked World No. 204 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).[1] As a junior, Mitchell enjoyed a successful career in which he reached one junior grand slam singles final at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and reached a ranking of World No. 20. In January 2012, he competed in his first ATP main draw event at the Brisbane International.

Personal life[edit]

Mitchell is the younger brother of former Home and Away actor, Luke Mitchell. Mitchell comes from a tennis loving family and also has two other brothers and one sister.

Junior career[edit]

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.[2]

Junior singles titles (1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Grade A (0)
Grade B (0)
Grade 1–5 (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 13 March 2010 Nonthaburi Hard South Korea Suk-Young Jeong 7–5, 6–3

Professional career[edit]


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.[3] 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.


At the 2011 Australian Open, Mitchell received a wild card into the Men's Doubles along with James Duckworth, but they were defeated in the first round by Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi.[4]

Mitchell won his first futures title in February (Australia F2) against Michael Look.


Mitchell played in the 2012 Australian Open but lost in the first round to John Isner 4-6, 4-6, 6-7.


Mitchell started his year at the 2013 Brisbane International after he was awarded a wildcard. he lost in the first round to Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets. Mitchell received a wildcard into the 2013 Australian Open after winning the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff. He lost to countrymen James Duckworth in the first round in five sets. Mitchell then had two consecutive first round losses. The first at the 2013 McDonald's Burnie International to top seed John Millman and then at the 2013 Charles Sturt Adelaide International to Suk-Young Jeong.

In October, Mitchell won the Melbourne Challenger pairing Thanasi Kokkinakis. This was his first challenger title. However he lost in the opening round of the singles to Bradley Klahn in straight sets. Mitchell then reached the quarterfinals of the Traralgon Challenger where he lost to James Duckworth.


Mitchell began his year at the 2014 Brisbane International in qualifying where he defeated seventh seed Wayne Odesnik in the first round in straight sets. He lost in the second round in a third set tiebreak to Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Mitchell then played in qualifying at the 2014 Australian Open where he lost in the first round against John-Patrick Smith in straight sets. Mitchell partnered with Jordan Thompson in the Men's Doubles where they won their first round over Carlos Berlocq and Alejandro González in three sets. This marked the first match win that Mitchell or Thompson had at a Grand Slam. They lost in the second round against 14th seeds and eventual champions Łukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt. Mitchell then competed at the Burnie International where he defeated Luke Saville in the first round. He retired in the quarter finals. Mitchell lost in the first round of qualification for Wimbledon to Marius Copil. On July 6, Mitchell won his first title of the year at the Canada F4, defeating the #1 seed Filip Peliwo 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.


Mitchell lost in the first round of qualifying for the Australian Open to eventual qualifier Illya Marchenko before playing two challengers in Tasmania where he made the semi-final in Burnie and quarter final in Launceston. In late February, Mitchell made the second round of the Shimadzu Challenger where he won the doubles with Jordan Thompson. In March, Mitchell played two events in China. He lost to eventual winner Kimmer Coppejans in round 1 of Guangzhou challenger and retired with a back injury in round 1 of the Shenzhen challenger. Mitchell didn't play again until the 2015 French Open where he lost in round 1 of qualifying before turning to grass, where he lost in round 1 of the Manchester Challenger to eventual winner Sam Groth. Mitchell then attempted to qualify for Wimbledon but lost in the second round. Mitchell won his first Challenger tournament, the Canberra International, defeating compatriot Luke Saville in the final 5-7 6-0 6-1.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Singles titles (10)[edit]

Legend (singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (1-0)
Futures (9–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 November 2010 F13, Australia, AUS Hard Australia Samuel Groth 6–7(7–9), 4–6
Winner 2. 28 February 2011 Australia F2, Berri Grass Australia Michael Look 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 20 June 2011 Spain F21,Melilla Hard Spain Roberto Ortega-Olmedo 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 25 July 2011 Great Britain F11, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Chris Eaton 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 5 September 2011 Australia F5 Australia Hard Australia Michael Look 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 12 September 2011 Australia F6, Australia Hard Australia James Lemke 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 7. 3 October 2011 Australia F7, Esperance Hard Australia Matt Reid 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 10 October 2011 Australia F9 Australia Hard United Kingdom Brydan Klein 5–7, 3–6
Winner 9. 14 November 2011 Australia F12, Traralgon Hard New Zealand Michael Venus 7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7), 6–0
Runner-up 10. 21 November 2011 Australia F13, Australia Hard Australia Matt Reid 6–7(6), 6–4, 1–6
Winner 11. 22 October 2012 Australia F11, Traralgon Hard Australia Luke Saville 6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 29 October 2012 Australia F12, Australia Hard Australia John Millman 3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 25 May 2013 Thailand F1 Bangkok Hard India Karunuday Singh 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 14. 9 June 2013 Korea F5 Gyeongsan Hard Japan Hiroki Kondo 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
Winner 15. 6 July 2014 Canada F4 Kelowna Hard Canada Filip Peliwo 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 16. 8 November 2015 Canberra, Australia Hard Australia Luke Saville 5–7, 6–0, 6–1
Winner 17. 15 November 2015 Australia F10, Wollongong Hard Germany Sebastian Fanselow 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (2–1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–0)
ITF Futures Tour (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 21 October 2013 Melbourne, Australia Hard Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis Australia Andrew Whittington
Australia Alex Bolt
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 1 March 2015 Shimadzu, Japan Carpet Australia Jordan Thompson Japan Go Soeda
Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 9 August 2015 Thailand F6 Futures, Thailand Hard Australia Jordan Thompson Japan Toshihide Matsui
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
6–4, 3-6, [9-11]

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q1 Q1 0–2
French Open A A Q1 A A Q1 0–0
Wimbledon A A Q1 A Q1 Q2 0–0
US Open A A A A Q1 A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0-2
Year-End Ranking 612 227 327 265 236 231