Alex Bolt's dominant run to the Launceston International final has seen him enter the world's top 150 yet again.
Progressing to the end without dropping a set, the 27-year-old fell to Egyptian Mohamed Safwat 7-6 6-1, but the result saw his ranking climb 19 places to No. 132.
Pushing Australian Open runner-up Dominic Thiem to five sets during the Grand Slam, Bolt is hoping to remain consistent this year to raise his game to the next level.
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"If I keep doing the right things on my days off and keep playing matches like this, then these results will come and I will be able to be playing at those ATP Tour-level events more often," he said last week.
Other Australians whose ranking benefited from their Apple Isle visit included Dayne Kelly who rose 13 places to No. 336, Jacob Grills (14 to No.435), Blake Mott (34 to No. 448), Calum Puttergill (41 to No. 670) and up-and-coming talent Dane Sweeny, who gained a massive 132 places to No. 769.
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