Matthew Ebden

  • Age30
  • Born26 November 1987
  • Birth PlaceDurban, South Africa
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • Height185 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
“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



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


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

Delray Beach: Ebden, Smith fall in openers
Matt Ebden; Getty Images
20 February, 2018

Matt Ebden fell in three sets to Frances Tiafoe at the Delray Beach Open on Monday before top seed Jack Sock got the better of John-Patrick Smith.
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Stosur a win away from Dubai draw
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
19 February, 2018

Playing in qualifying at a WTA event for the first time since 2008, Sam Stosur has won two matches and stands a win away from the main draw in Dubai.
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Stosur returns to action in Doha
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
12 February, 2018

Sam Stosur is the lone Aussie in the draw at the WTA Premier 5 event in Doha, Qatar, while Matt Ebden is in the draw of inaugural ATP New York Open.
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DAVIS CUP: Germany grabs 2-1 lead
John Peers and Matthew Ebden fought for five sets before Germany claimed the important win; Getty Images
3 February, 2018

John Peers and Matt Ebden fought hard in their first-time doubles pairing, but it was Germany who claimed the 6-4 6-7(1) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4 win.
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