PLAYER PROFILE

Matthew Ebden

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AUSTRALIAN
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ATP
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  • Age30
  • Born26 November 1987
  • Birth PlaceDurban, South Africa
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
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“There was no better environment to train and prepare myself for the rest of the year.”

— Matthew Ebden, 3 Feb 2018

» Davis Cup return another big step forward for Ebden

On court

  • Played his first tournaments at age five
  • Idolised Andre Agassi, Stefan Edberg and Wayne Ferreira as a child, and later on, Pat Rafter and Roger Federer.
  • At school, the natural sportsman participated in rugby union, cricket, hockey, athletics, swimming and cross-country.
  • Qualified for his first Grand Slam main draw at Australian Open 2010.
  • Finished 2011 ranked in the top 100 for the first time, at No. 86.
  • Earned a nomination for ‘Most Improved Player of 2011’ following a rise of 110 places.
  • Secured his first win over a top 10 player, beating then World No. 8 Mardy Fish on his way to the last 16 of the ATP Masters Indian Wells 2012.
  • Won his ‘live rubber’ debut in Australia’s 2012 Davis Cup tie against the Republic of Korea in Brisbane.
  • Favourite surfaces are hard and grass, favourite tournament is the Australian Open and favourite shot is the forehand
  • His goal is to lift his first ATP World Tour trophy and to reach the world’s top 50.
  • Reached his first ITF final in 2017 in Newport

Off court

  • Speaks English, but also understands Afrikaans.
  • Favourite foods are pasta and fillet steak.
  • Favourite sporting team is the Wallabies.
  • Enjoys all sports, computers, the beach, surfing and watching movies.
  • If he wasn’t a tennis player he would probably be a lawyer as he enrolled in law/commerce at the University of WA but deferred to pursue tennis.
  • Married long-time girlfriend, Kim, in November 2012.

Year-end singles ranking history

2017 76
2016 695
2015 106
2014 237
2013 79
2012 103
2011 86
2010 183
2009 331
2008 301
2007 637
2006 871
2005 1523

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Toyota Challenger

2015 Surbiton Challenger, Traralgon Challenger

2013 Nottingham Challenger, Melbourne Challenger, Yokohama Challenger, Toyota Challenger

2010 Great Britain F16 ITF

2009 Australia F8 ITF; Australia F9 ITF; Australia F11 ITF

2008 Korea F2 ITF

2007 U.S.A F21 ITF

Finals

2017 Newport ATP

2015 Ilkley Challenger

2013 Napa Challenger, Tiburon Challenger

2010 Japan Challenger

2009 Australia F1 ITF, Australia F10 ITF

Matthew Ebden in the news

Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Australia to face Austria in Davis Cup play-off
Lleyton Hewitt will face Austria as captain 13 years after facing them as a player; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

Australia face a trip to Austria in September when the two teams will contest a place in the 2019 Davis Cup World Group.
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Barty, Gavrilova lead Aussie charge in Miami
Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
24 March, 2018

Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova each progress to the third round of the Miami Open with straight-sets victories.
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Miami Open: Ebden, Millman into second round
Matt Ebden in action during his first-round win over Gilles Simon at the Miami Open; Getty Images
22 March, 2018

Matt Ebden and John Millman both toughed out three-set victories on Wednesday to move into the second round of the Miami Open.
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