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Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Tomic def Mitchell 6-3 3-6 6-4


Great effort though, what are everyone's expectations for Benjamin this year? I hope he can make TOP 300

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yeah, what a nice effort!=)

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Great effort though, what are everyone's expectations for Benjamin this year? I hope he can make TOP 300
I think he could probably target Wimbledon qualification if he keeps up playing as well as he is right now.
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very very impressive. Wimbledon qualies for sure. Good looks, talent and work ethic.
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Oh so close Ben. Thought Ben had him when he broke for the 2nd time in the 3rd set but Bernard showed true grit in breaking back a 2nd time. Good luck for the year Ben.
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Ben will be satisfied with his performance but he will also be disappointed as this match was his for the taking in the third.

It will be interesting to see what he can accomplish this year. Making the Wimbledon Qualies cutoff will be a very hard task for him. He would need to be playing like a top 200 player if he was to be any chance of making it and although his recent performances have been encouraging, they have all been on Australian soil and as we all know it's a lot harder for the Aussie players to win matches overseas.

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Great effort though, what are everyone's expectations for Benjamin this year? I hope he can make TOP 300
Well if you take an in depth look into his ranking, ranking breakdown and tournaments that he is likely to enter you can make some assumptions. It is fair to presume Ben will get entry into the Caloundra challenger next week via a wild card and depending on his draw if he can match his efforts of this week and make two consecutive quarterfinals he would move to 450 in the world, if not he will stay around 505 in the world.

The most important thing for Ben right now is consistency in his results, can't be making quarters of challengers then losing first round the week after whether it be a challenger or a future. He will then play Mildura future followed by Berri future. A ranking of 505 might not get him seeded so if he can get a result in Caloundra he might get seeded for Berri.

Just 10 points to defend between now and Wimbledon so that shouldn't really be an issue. My guess would be that Ben will stick to futures after Caloundra and if he can get a title or two he might get top 350 but even that wouldn't be enough. People don't realise that Ben will have to gain another 123 points on top of his current 57 to get into the qualifying range, that is a huge ask and I doubt he will. Luckily he made Wimbledon final last year in Juniors so perhaps they'll give him a QWC.

I personally think the USO qualifying is much more realistic but even then Ben will have to pick up at least 2 futures titles to even be close. With that said I think Ben will do well and probably make AOQ list for 2012.
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MAIN DRAW

[1] Marinko MATOSEVIC (AUS) vs QUALIFIER
Brydan KLEIN (AUS) vs Nick LINDAHL (AUS)
Pavol CERVENAK (SVK) vs Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA)
Greg JONES (AUS) vs [6] Jan HERNYCH (CZE)

[4] Carsten BALL (AUS) vs QUALIFIER
[WC] James LEMKE (AUS) vs Michael YANI (USA)
James WARD (GBR) vs Philip BESTER (CAN)
[WC] James DUCKWORTH (AUS) vs [5] Grega ZEMLJA (SLO)

[7] Bernard TOMIC (AUS) vs Peter POLANSKY (CAN)
John MILLMAN (AUS) vs Samuel GROTH (AUS)
Dusan LOJDA (CZE) vs Ivo KLEC (SVK)
[WC] Benjamin MITCHELL (AUS) vs [3] Paolo LORENZI (ITA)

[8] Matthew EBDEN (AUS) vs Hiroki KONDO (JPN)
[SE] Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs [WC] Matthew BARTON (AUS)
Flavio CIPOLLA (ITA) vs [2] Lukas ROSOL (CZE)



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good luck tonight ben =)

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Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Ben lost to the third seed Paolo Lorenzi 36 63 62.

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I saw Ben on the WIN News late last night covering the match. He looked good He was wearing the adidas watermelon kit and looked so FINE! He also screamed "FUCK" once...

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Ben's not playing in the Australia futures this year. Very weird because it's on grass which I think is one of his better surfaces.
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Bitch is trippin

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Ben's not playing in the Australia futures this year. Very weird because it's on grass which I think is one of his better surfaces.
Well actually your wrong, Ben just won his first ever future event in Berri, South Australia 2-6 6-4 6-3 over fellow Aussie Michael Look. Great win for Benny and hopefully he continues this great form for the rest of the year. Guess this proves Ben is really a great player on grass and Wimbledon wasn't a fluke. I'm sure Ben is very happy about taking the first pro title duck off his back now, next Jason Kubler.
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^This is great! Ben has been in great form since November and he's into the top 500 with his first Futures championship. All his losses this year have been in three sets so he's been competitive in every match he's played.

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