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09-18-2017 04:16 PM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Great to have him back, alot of work to be done to hit his peak ranking again.
09-17-2017 11:28 PM
Le Vautour
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Glad to hear this is a proper comeback and not just him popping up for the Aussie circuit.
09-17-2017 06:19 PM
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09-03-2017 09:10 PM
Le Vautour
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

I hope this is a legitimate comeback, if so that's great news, Ben was always really likeable!!

EDIT: Kubler entered?! This is on hard courts isn't it?
09-03-2017 02:13 PM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Postscript. Sept 3, 2017.

Well well.

Look who is entered into the qualifying at the first stop on the ITF circuit tour starting in Oz on Sept 18, 2017 in Alice Springs:

QUALIFYING - last modified on 03 Sep 2017
Pos Player Ranking Protected National ranking Priority Info
1 James FRAWLEY (AUS) 899 1
2 Issei OKAMURA (JPN) 941 6
3 Jason KUBLER (AUS) 945= 1
4 Nathan ESHMADE (AUS) 1054 1
5 Blake ELLIS (AUS) 1057= 1
6 Mikalai HALIAK (BLR) 1081 1
7 Rhett PURCELL (GBR) 1107 1
8 Kazuma KAWACHI (JPN) 1149= 1
9 Calum PUTTERGILL (AUS) 1151 1
10 Darren POLKINGHORNE (AUS) 1186 1
11 Scott PUODZIUNAS (AUS) 1248 1
12 Daniel HOBART (AUS) 1268 P 1
13 Aaron ADDISON (AUS) 1279 1
14 Benjamin MITCHELL (AUS) 1282 1

Wonder is this is for shits and giggles or if this is the start of a comeback.....
10-15-2016 01:44 PM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Not a surprise considering how his career evolved, but it clearly turned out Ben did not have the game and drive it takes to be a touring professional.

Hopefully he enjoys a successful coaching career and family, it seems to fit.
10-15-2016 04:15 AM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Disappointing for those of us who followed his career, but I really don't blame him for making this decision. Him and Lois raising Zara will be one of the most exciting times of his life and slogging it out on the challenger circuit he would miss a lot of that

Congratulation on everything you achieved Ben!
10-13-2016 04:07 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

what a waste of talent. shouldnt have got pregnant...bye tennis career, what a waste, seriously

all the best for his future though
10-13-2016 09:30 AM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Yeah heaps predictable enjoy your life!
10-13-2016 08:40 AM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

From Ben's Facebook. I think it is sad but kind of predictable. Ben will enjoy life with Lois and Zara for sure.......

Hello as many of you know I've started coaching!
I've retired from the professional circuit indefinitely. I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who supported me along the way.
I'm looking forward to the transition from playing on the professional tour to helping others improve their game at all levels.
Don't hesitate to contact me-------------------
Thank you Chris and Andrew Rolph for giving me this opportunity at Bbc Tennis
Looking forward to hearing from you guys and moving onto bigger and better things, let's do this! ����
10-13-2016 06:58 AM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

@ austennistalks - "Would like to wish the absolute best of luck to @ BenMitchel_11 on his future in coaching tennis! Congratulations on a great career Ben!!"
09-07-2016 03:49 PM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Benjamin is signed up to next play at the Futures stop in Alice Springs starting Sept 19.

This commences a solid schedule of Futures events (25K's) running weekly across Australia through November. There are all some Challenger Tour stops during this stretch.

Ben currently sits at No. 248 in the ATP live rankings with 210 ATP points as of Sept 6, 2016.

He will have to defend 139 of those ATP points over the next two months, as he made a few finals and had a Challenger tour stop victory on this same stretch last season.

He needs a good run through the end of year.
09-04-2016 10:33 AM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

he is performing better as a dad than i thought tbh!
08-29-2016 12:25 PM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Ben returned to the Challenger tour in North America in late June after skipping Wimbledon qualifying.

He went 3-7, including a 6-1, 6-2 drubbing in the first round of US Open qualifying at the hands of Montanes.

I saw only one match, his 6-2, 6-1 thrashing at the hands of his countryman Matosevic at the Aptos Challeneger.

It wasn't pretty.

I guess he will be criss crossing Australia come mid September when the Challenger tour rolls around Australia for two months.

Same old same old with Benjamin.
05-29-2016 05:25 AM
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

He played so well in Paris too in the qualifying. I just worry about how many setbacks he can continue to endure before he pulls up stumps and thinks enough is enough.
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