Benjamin Mitchell (tennis)
Mitchell at the 2015 Wimbledon
|Residence||Gold Coast, Australia|
30 November 1992 |
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|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)|
|US Open||Q1 (2014)|
|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). 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.
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.
Mitchell won his first futures title in February (Australia F2) against Michael Look.
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.
Singles titles (10)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|ATP World Tour Finals (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (0)|
|Runner-up||1.||29 November 2010||F13, Australia, AUS||Hard||Samuel Groth||6–7(7–9), 4–6|
|Winner||2.||28 February 2011||Australia F2, Berri||Grass||Michael Look||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||20 June 2011||Spain F21,Melilla||Hard||Roberto Ortega-Olmedo||6–3, 6–1|
|Runner-up||4.||25 July 2011||Great Britain F11, Great Britain||Hard||Chris Eaton||5–7, 1–6|
|Runner-up||5.||5 September 2011||Australia F5 Australia||Hard||Michael Look||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||6.||12 September 2011||Australia F6, Australia||Hard||James Lemke||1–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Winner||7.||3 October 2011||Australia F7, Esperance||Hard||Matt Reid||6–1, 6–4|
|Runner-up||8.||10 October 2011||Australia F9 Australia||Hard||Brydan Klein||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||9.||14 November 2011||Australia F12, Traralgon||Hard||Michael Venus||7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7), 6–0|
|Runner-up||10.||21 November 2011||Australia F13, Australia||Hard||Matt Reid||6–7(6), 6–4, 1–6|
|Winner||11.||22 October 2012||Australia F11, Traralgon||Hard||Luke Saville||6–3, 2–6, 6–1|
|Runner-up||12.||29 October 2012||Australia F12, Australia||Hard||John Millman||3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||13.||25 May 2013||Thailand F1 Bangkok||Hard||Karunuday Singh||6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–2)|
|Winner||14.||9 June 2013||Korea F5 Gyeongsan||Hard||Hiroki Kondo||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||15.||6 July 2014||Canada F4 Kelowna||Hard||Filip Peliwo||6–3, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||16.||8 November 2015||Canberra, Australia||Hard||Luke Saville||5–7, 6–0, 6–1|
|Winner||17.||15 November 2015||Australia F10, Wollongong||Hard||Sebastian Fanselow||6–1, 6–4|
Doubles: 2 (2–1)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||21 October 2013||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Thanasi Kokkinakis|| Andrew Whittington
|Winner||2.||1 March 2015||Shimadzu, Japan||Carpet||Jordan Thompson|| Go Soeda
|Runner-up||3.||9 August 2015||Thailand F6 Futures, Thailand||Hard||Jordan Thompson|| Toshihide Matsui
|6–4, 3-6, [9-11]|
Grand Slam Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- 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.
- "Canadian Marino pushes Schiavone to the brink in Melbourne". The Globe and Mail. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-23.
- Ben Mitchell downs 'best mate' Luke Saville in Canberra International final. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 November 2015.