Matthew Ebden is a professional tennis player. He peaked at World No.39 on October 22, 2018. Prior to that, he broke into the World top 50 in July when he reached the third round at Wimbledon.

One of his highest career achievements was winning the mixed doubles event at the 2013 Australian Open. He made it to the quarter-finals of 2021 Australian Open again and as of December 21, he is ranked No.57 for doubles.

Height / weight 1.88 m / 80 kg
Born 26 Nov 1987
Nationality South Africa South Africa

Personal Life and Player Bio

Ebden was born on November 26, 1987, in Durban, South Africa. He stands 188 cm and his listed weight is 80 kg. He plays right-handed and he has a two-handed backhand. He turned pro in 2006.

Matthew started playing tennis at a young age while he was still living in South Africa. He continued to play even when he and his family moved to Australia when he was 12. He attended the Hale School. He later enrolled at the University of Western Australia. He has three two sisters Tarryn and Candice Ebden who also played tennis professionally.

Growing up, his favorite tennis players were Andre Agassi and Stefan Edberg.

Professional Tennis Career

Ebden turned pro in 2006. He has a 167-89 record on the ATP Challenger Tour and has a couple of Challenger titles. In 2011, he broke into the Top 100 for the first time after he advanced to play in the qualifying round at the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai, China.

In 2013, he won the mixed doubles event at the Australian Open. He was paired up with Jarmila Gajdosova. This win was significant because they were only the third All-Australian team to have won the mixed doubles since 1987.

In 2017, he broke into the Top 100 again and landed at no.76 from 695. This is the biggest jump of any player for that year.

In 2018, he made it to the 3R in Wimbledon, defeating David Goffin on the way there. In the same year, he achieved his highest world singles ranking of 39 after he made his 19th win of the season.

Throughout his career, he has faced up against some of the top players in the world including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Lleyton Hewitt.

Career Record

  • Singles Career Record: 79–127
  • Singles Career titles 0
  • Highest Singles Ranking: No.39 (22October 2018)
  • Doubles Career Record: 82–98
  • Doubles Career Titles: 4
  • Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 57 (25June 2012)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: No. 57 (8November 2021)

Grand Slam Singles

  • Australian Open - 2R (2012, 2014,2018, 2019)
  • French Open - 1R (2012, 2014, 2018,2019)
  • Wimbledon - 3R (2018)
  • US Open - 2R (2012, 2014, 2018)

Grand Slam Doubles

  • Australian Open - QF (2021)
  • French Open - QF (2012)
  • Wimbledon - 2R (2013, 2018, 2019,2021)
  • US Open- QF (2021)

Grand Slam Mixed Doubles

  • Australian Open - (2013)
  • Wimbledon - 2R (2021)

Medal Record:

  • Bronze - 2010 Commonwealth Games,Delhi

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