PLAYER PROFILE

Matthew Ebden

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
40
ATP
RANKING
  • Age30
  • Born26 November 1987
  • Birth PlaceDurban, South Africa
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
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“I could literally list 10,000 things that are needed to be a great player in the sport. I've learned more and more of them, and I'm doing more and more of them, and I suppose that's why things are showing now.”

— Matthew Ebden, 6 Aug 2018

» Matt Ebden: 30 and thriving

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 ATP 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

2018 Busan Challenger

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

Millman overcomes Popyrin in Stockholm
John Millman at the US Open; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

In an all-Australian affair, John Millman recovers from a set down to beat qualifier Alexei Popyrin in the first round of the ATP Stockholm Open.
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Biggest movers: Ebden cracks top 40
Matt Ebden in action at the Shanghai Masters, where he reached the quarterfinals; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

Matt Ebden rose 11 places in the latest rankings to make his top 40 debut, where he joins three countrymen in a prosperous time for Australia's men on the ATP tour.
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Popyrin qualifies in Stockholm
Alexei Popyrin; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin won his second straight match to qualify for the ATP tournament in Stockholm and will next face John Millman in a quarter of the draw stacked with Aussies.
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De Minaur, Millman, Ebden set for Stockholm
(L-R) Matt Ebden, Alex De Minaur and John Millman will play the ATP tournament in Stockholm this week; Getty Images
15 October, 2018

Three of Australia's top four men have landed in the same quarter of the draw in Stockholm, while Daria Gavrilova, Ajla Tomljanovic and Nick Kyrgios head to Moscow.
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