PLAYER PROFILE

Matt Reid

  • Age30
  • Born17 July 1990
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesGalston, New South Wales
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStan Boster
  • Pro Since2007

On court

  • Started playing tennis at age six because his family had an old asphalt tennis court in their backyard.
  • Offered a scholarship to the Nick Bollettieri Academy in Florida when he was 15.
  • Boarded at the Academy for two years so that he could complete Year 12 via online education while training.
  • Reached the 2008 Junior Wimbledon Championships doubles final alongside compatriot Bernard Tomic, falling 10-12 in the final set.
  • Won his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit event, the 2009 U.S.A F19 in Godfrey, Illinois.
  • Claimed three more ITF Futures titles in 2011, in Serbia, Romania and Australia, breaking into the World’s Top 300 for the first time.
  • Tennis heroes are Pat Rafter, because of his modesty and sportsmanship and Lleyton Hewitt for his on-court focus and determination.
  • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon.

Off court

  • Has a twin sister, Ellen, and younger brothers and sisters, Nick and Grace.
  • Hobbies include playing rugby union, poker and surfing.
  • Favourite artists are Chris Brown and Coldplay.
  • Loves sushi.

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 265
2013 224
2012 311
2011 270
2010 435
2009 533
2008 972

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Canada F6 ITF

2014 Burnie Challenger

2012 Port Pirie F8 ITF

2011 Serbia F3 ITF, Romania F8 ITF, Australia F13 ITF

2009 U.S.A. F19 ITF

Finals

2015 Canada F5 ITF

2013 Sydney Challenger

2012 Canada F4 ITF

2011 Germany F5 ITF, Spain F25 ITF, Spain F27 ITF, Australia F8 ITF

2010 U.S.A. F10 ITF

2009 U.S.A F20 ITF

Matt Reid in the news

Social round-up: Celebrating friendships in tennis
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29 April, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Everybody belongs on court
Australian players and coaches welcomed a group of refugees to  Victorian Tennis Academy, Fawkner Park Tennis Centre; photo courtesy Maggie Garcia Pena
21 March, 2021

Past and present players helped refugees enjoy a first experience of tennis in a powerful demonstration of the “Everybody Belongs” theme being marked this Harmony Day.
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Ranking movers: Ebden, Sharma on the rise
Matthew Ebden and Astra Sharma. Pictures: Corinne Dubreuil Open 13 Provence and Tennis Australia
15 March, 2021

Strong performances have helped Matt Ebden and Astra Sharma enjoy significant ranking rises this week.
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Injury halts Ebden in Marseille
Matt Ebden in Marseille; Corinne Dubeill
14 March, 2021

Hampered by a leg injury, Matt Ebden retires in his Marseille semifinal against Daniil Medvedev.
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