NEWS: My new career high ranking of 555 atp world tour.
And compliments to ACELAND Tennis, Marc McGowan for his great story below. Also found at http://acelandtennis.com.au/news/962-taipei-city-qualifier-mott-set-for-career-high-atp-ranking.html
Today with the new ATP rankings released, I have reached my career high ranking of 555 in the world. Thanks to Tennis Australia, Grant Doyle my coach, Rob and Andrea Aivatoglou, my family in Melbourne who so kindly have me at their family home on a full time basis. My family and everyone who supports me back home in Bulli/Thirroul. I am in a great position and am very excited to progress and keep working hard. I head home for a week on Thursday 15 May so will catch up with everyone before heading back to the French Open (juniors) and Wimbledon (juniors). Cheers Everyone Blake
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“UPDATE: TEENAGER Blake Mott is guaranteed a career-high ATP ranking next week thanks to qualifying today for the $75,000 Taipei City ATP Challenger. Mott, 18, pocketed five points for beating Chinese Taipei’s I-Ta Chen 7-6(2) 6-1 in final-round qualifying and will face No.8 seed Hiroki Moriya, of Japan, in the first round. The New South Welshman, a maiden finalist at this month’s $15,000 Melbourne Park Claycourt International, will rise from 587 to about 555 with his results so far. Mott cleaned up his second-round opponent Ho-Jun Lee in less than half an hour yesterday, including an incredible 13-minute opening set. Today’s contest with Chen was a much-tougher affair – at least for a set – but Mott still won 90 per cent of his first-serve points, a day after winning all 18 against Lee. The second seed saved the two break points he faced. Victoria’s top seed Chris Guccione was unable to replicate Mott’s victory, going down 7-6(5) 6-1 to fifth seed Hsien-Yin Peng, ranked 1403 in the world. But the former world No.67, whose singles career has plummeted due to an Achilles problem, will still take his place in the main draw as a lucky loser. Guccione, who has slipped to 572 in the rankings, will take on South Australia’s former world junior No.1 Luke Saville. First-round matches have already begun in Taipei City and at the $50,000 An Ning ATP Challenger. New South Welshman Jordan Thompson advanced to round two at An Ning with a 6-2 6-3 success against Indian Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. Australian Open Wildcard Playoff champion Thompson, 20, hit six aces, claimed 36 of 40 service points and did not face a break point. Lithuanian seventh seed Laurynas Grigelis, ranked 232, is Thompson’s next opponent. Queensland’s John-Patrick Smith won his Taipei City opener 6-4 7-5 over Chieh-Fu Wang and likely meets third-seeded American Rajeev Ram in the second round.”