Matthew Ebden Bio

  • 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
  • Married Kim Doig, a lawyer, on 16 November 2012, in Margaret River, Western Australia.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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