Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Nickname is "Matty"
- Speaks English, understands Afrikkans
- Started playing tennis at aged five, with his family in South Africa
- Went to high school at the prestigious Hale School in Perth, Western Australian
- Father, Charles, is a Chief Financial Officer; mother, Ann, is a housewife; has two sisters, Tarryn, a physiotherapist, and Candice, an accountant
- Father played state cricket and tennis in South Africa…Sister, Tarryn, was in the Top 3 in South Africa for tennis before moving to Australia to pursue her career in physiotherapy…Candice was also a national-ranked tennis player, as well as member of the national swimming and water polo squads
- Favourite surfaces are hard and grass
- Favourite shot is forehand
- Favourite tournament is Australian Open
- Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg and Andre Agassi
- Trains in Perth and Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Davis Cup squad
- Hobbies include the beach, surfing, movies and computer games
- If he wasn't a tennis player he would probably be a lawyer as he was enrolled to do a law/commerce degree at University of WA but deferred to pursue a career in tennis
- Favourite sporting team is the Wallabies (Australian Rugby Union)
- Managed by Sam Maxwell Sports Management
- Coached by Darren Tandy.
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