71 Facts About Matthew Ebden

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Matthew Ebden was born on 26 November 1987 and is an Australian professional tennis player.

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Matthew Ebden is a two-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2022 Wimbledon Championships in men's doubles alongside Max Purcell, and the 2013 Australian Open in mixed doubles with Jarmila Gajdosova.

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Matthew Ebden reached his career-high doubles ranking of world No 24 in January 2022, and has won six doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including the 2014 Mexican Open.

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In singles, Matthew Ebden reached his highest ranking of world No 39 in October 2018, and finished runner-up at the 2017 Hall of Fame Championships.

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Matthew Ebden achieved his best major result at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, reaching the third round.

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Matthew Ebden has represented Australia in the Davis Cup since 2012, and won the bronze medal in singles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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Matthew Ebden was born in Durban, South Africa to Charles and Ann Matthew Ebden.

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Matthew Ebden is currently studying for a commerce degree while playing tennis professionally full-time.

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In Perth, Matthew Ebden plays State Grade for Wembley Downs Tennis Club as the number one player.

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10.

Matthew Ebden married Kim Doig, a lawyer, on 16 November 2012, in Margaret River, Western Australia.

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Matthew Ebden spent much of his early career on the futures tour attempting to improve his ranking.

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In January 2007, Matthew Ebden competed in the qualifying tournament for the Australian Open.

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Matthew Ebden won his first Futures event at the USA F21 event which began in August 2007.

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Matthew Ebden played in the qualifying event for the Australian Open for the second year in a row in January 2008.

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Matthew Ebden won his second Futures tournament at the Korea F2 event beginning in May 2008.

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Matthew Ebden was triumphant in his next tournament, Australia F9, which began in November 2009.

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Matthew Ebden participated in the Australian Open Playoffs for a chance into the maindraw of the 2011 Australian Open.

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Matthew Ebden began 2011 in a similar fashion to 2010 by being entered in the qualifying draw for the Brisbane International and qualified.

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Matthew Ebden was then given a wildcard into the main draw of the Medibank International Sydney.

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20.

Matthew Ebden teamed with American Ryan Harrison to win the doubles title.

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Matthew Ebden followed it up with another doubles title at the Atlanta Tennis Championships where he partnered with yet another American Alex Bogomolov Jr.

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22.

Matthew Ebden won his first match against Rajeev Ram, but lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the second round.

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23.

At the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships Matthew Ebden went through the qualifying stages to get acceptance into the main draw.

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24.

At the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Matthew Ebden was the 14th seed in the qualifying draw and qualified for the main draw.

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25.

Matthew Ebden reached the final in doubles with Jarkko Nieminen but lost to the Bryan Brothers.

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26.

Matthew Ebden then fell in the qualifying round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and first round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

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Matthew Ebden then lost 3 consecutive first round matches, at the Aegon International as a qualifier, at Wimbledon, and at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

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Matthew Ebden then reached the second round of the Farmers Classic falling to Xavier Malisse and first round of the Citi Open losing to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.

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At the final slam of the year, the US Open, Matthew Ebden defeated Tatsuma Ito in straight sets, before losing to Jeremy Chardy in straight sets as well.

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Matthew Ebden reached the second round of Proton Malaysian Open losing to another Frenchman Julien Benneteau.

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At the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Matthew Ebden was defending a quarterfinal, but lost in the first round of the qualifying draw.

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32.

Matthew Ebden then made it to back to back second rounds at the Erste Bank Open and Swiss Indoors Basel.

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33.

Matthew Ebden's final match was a loss in the first round of the qualifying draw of the BNP Paribas Masters.

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34.

Matthew Ebden then competed in tournaments on the American hardcourts.

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35.

Matthew Ebden lost in the second round of the SAP Open, qualifying round of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships, and the first round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

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36.

Matthew Ebden then played on the Challenger circuit and made three consecutive quarterfinals.

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Matthew Ebden then won the first Challenger title of his career at the Aegon Trophy defeating Benjamin Becker in the final.

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38.

Matthew Ebden lost in the first round of singles in the main draw of Wimbledon against Kei Nishikori and the second round of doubles with Jamie Delgado after receiving a wildcard into both events.

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39.

Matthew Ebden went on to lose in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships to countryman Lleyton Hewitt.

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Matthew Ebden then played four Challenger events in Australia and Asia.

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41.

Matthew Ebden won three events at the Melbourne Challenger defeating Tatsuma Ito Keio Challenger defeating Go Soeda and the Dunlop World Challenge defeating Yuichi Sugita.

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42.

Matthew Ebden ended the year at number 68, his highest year-end ranking in his career.

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Matthew Ebden began his year at the 2014 Brisbane International where he won his opening round over lucky loser Alex Kuznetsov after Nick Kyrgios had to withdraw with a shoulder injury.

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Matthew Ebden lost in the second round against second seed Kei Nishikori.

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45.

Matthew Ebden was awarded a wildcard into the 2014 Apia International Sydney where he lost against Julien Benneteau in the first round.

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46.

Matthew Ebden then lost in the first round at ATP tour events in Memphis, Delray Beach, Acapulco and Indian Wells.

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47.

Matthew Ebden had better success in doubles at Acapulco where he partnered Kevin Anderson and the pair won the title.

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Matthew Ebden then played at the Miami Masters and defeated Lukasz Kubot in the first round before losing to world number 6 Andy Murray in 3 sets.

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Matthew Ebden then started his clay court season with a string of first round losses at ATP tournaments.

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50.

Matthew Ebden then contested the Portugal Open where he lost to Somdev Devvarman.

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51.

Matthew Ebden played his first tournament on grass in London where he lost to Lukas Lacko.

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Matthew Ebden then played at Wimbledon where he unluckily drew World number 9 and eventual semi-finalist Milos Raonic.

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53.

Matthew Ebden commenced the year attempting to qualify for the Australian Open but lost in round 1 to Matthias Bachinger.

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54.

Matthew Ebden was awarded a wild card into the 2016 Australian Open but lost in round one to Marcel Granollers.

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55.

Matthew Ebden returned to competition at the OEC Kaohsiung Challenger then played qualifying at three Asian ATP events before returning to the Australian Challenger circuit.

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Matthew Ebden made the second round of qualifying at the 2017 Australian Open.

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Matthew Ebden lost in round 1 of qualifying at Indian Wells, before returning to the Challenger Circuit in Asia.

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In May, Matthew Ebden lost in round 1 of qualifying at the 2017 French Open.

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At the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Matthew Ebden snapped his losing streak and made a surprise run to his first ATP final, where he lost to John Isner in straight sets.

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Matthew Ebden then returned to the Challenger tour, where he claimed titles in Canberra and Toyota, his first trophies since 2015.

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Matthew Ebden commenced 2018 at the Brisbane International, losing to Nick Kyrgios in round 2.

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At the 2018 Australian Open, Matthew Ebden recorded his first win against a top 20 player at a Grand Slam by defeating 16th seed John Isner in round 1.

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At Wimbledon, Matthew Ebden defeated 10th seed David Goffin, Stephane Robert but lost to Gilles Simon in the third round.

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Matthew Ebden continued his ranking rise and on 16 October 2018, Matthew Ebden broke into the world's top 40 and later reached a career-high in singles of World No 39 on 22 October 2018, following a quarterfinal result in Shanghai Masters.

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Matthew Ebden commenced the season representing Australia at the 2019 Hopman Cup alongside Ashleigh Barty.

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Matthew Ebden lost in the second round of the Australian Open to Rafael Nadal.

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Matthew Ebden started his 2021 season at the first edition of the Great Ocean Road Open.

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Matthew Ebden retired during his semifinal match against top seed Daniil Medvedev due to injury.

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Matthew Ebden lost in the first round of qualifying to Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.

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Matthew Ebden was eliminated in the first round of qualifying at the French Open by Alejandro Tabilo.

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Matthew Ebden finished the year ranked World No 57 in doubles and No 232 in singles.

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