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09-07-2016 03:49 PM
Ashlar77
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
Ashlar77
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
scotthongkong
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.
05-29-2016 04:02 AM
Ashlar77
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Benjamin was in the QF list for the Manchester Challenger starting tomorrow, but his name did appear in the QF draw today.

Checked twitter and he posted this photo 4 days ago with this caption:

Surgery went well ���� #spacedout #whatsnew



Le sigh.
05-18-2016 07:20 AM
Dmitry Verdasco
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

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Originally Posted by Ashlar77 View Post
Benjamin bows out, in respectably shocking fashion frankly, to fourth seeded Jan-Lennard Struff in RD1 of RG qualifying 6-7 6-4 6-3 this morning.

I had no idea he would even make the cut, he must have been last in with some withdrawals.

I cannot fathom why he did not try to play at least of the clay court challengers leading in to get even one match on the surface if he was going to attempt contesting a GS qualifying tournament.

He says on twitter after the loss this morning that he is on to the grass.

His scheduling continues to make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
May as well collect his QR1 cheque and spend a few weeks on grass before playing I suppose.
05-17-2016 09:46 PM
Ashlar77
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Benjamin bows out, in respectably shocking fashion frankly, to fourth seeded Jan-Lennard Struff in RD1 of RG qualifying 6-7 6-4 6-3 this morning.

I had no idea he would even make the cut, he must have been last in with some withdrawals.

I cannot fathom why he did not try to play at least of the clay court challengers leading in to get even one match on the surface if he was going to attempt contesting a GS qualifying tournament.

He says on twitter after the loss this morning that he is on to the grass.

His scheduling continues to make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
03-21-2016 08:21 PM
Daniel.
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

That was not worth the travel.
03-21-2016 02:30 PM
Ashlar77
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

And Benjamin is back at home with his family after that winless trip to North America.

No idea how he expects to support an 18 year young woman and their baby moving forward.

Let's hope Lois has some financial support from her athletics legend father.
03-16-2016 09:21 PM
RustyOz
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

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Originally Posted by Brit Tennis Fan View Post
The 18 year old qualifier is actually a really good prospect and has been winning matches for fun over the last couple of weeks. The bad part was not losing but losing from 6-3, 6-6 (*6-3) up.
Ouch.
But just a single break up at 6-3 in the tb...
03-16-2016 02:44 PM
Brit Tennis Fan
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

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Originally Posted by Ashlar77 View Post
And now a first round exit to an 18 year old qualifier ranked 577 in the challenger in Drummondville, Quebec yesterday.

Given his musings on twitter, Ben really needs to do something else with his life.

Being a professional tennis player is clearly not in the cards.
The 18 year old qualifier is actually a really good prospect and has been winning matches for fun over the last couple of weeks. The bad part was not losing but losing from 6-3, 6-6 (*6-3) up.
03-16-2016 12:36 PM
Ashlar77
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

And now a first round exit to an 18 year old qualifier ranked 577 in the challenger in Drummondville, Quebec yesterday.

Given his musings on twitter, Ben really needs to do something else with his life.

Being a professional tennis player is clearly not in the cards.
03-12-2016 07:03 AM
azza
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

His annoying AF with his baby shit
03-12-2016 05:35 AM
Kateoz
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

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Originally Posted by TalkonTennis View Post
Um...





I understand the sentiment Ben, but really...
Sounds like another one who has chosen the wrong career....
03-12-2016 05:10 AM
scotthongkong
Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

and he doesn't even say he misses Lois!
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