Ebden progresses at the Atlanta Open

Matt Ebden has advanced in Atlanta where his big-serving Croatian opponent Ivo Karlovic retired injured after losing the first set of their opening-round match 6-2.

Ebden will meet the tournament’s second seed Kevin Anderson in the Round of 16.

Ebden advances to the second round of the Bogota Open

Australian Matt Ebden progressed to the second round of the Colombian Open hard court tournament in Bogota. The 113rd-ranked Ebden, who lost to countryman Lleyton Hewitt on grass in Newport last week, took three sets to defeat Taiwan’s Jimmy Wang 6-1, 2-6, 6-1. Ebden will face either eighth-seeded Belgian Xavier Malisse or local hope Alejandro…

Ebden loses to Hewitt in Newport

Matthew Ebden has gone down to former world number one Lleyton Hewitt in the first round of the ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport.

The fourth-seeded Hewitt, a finalist in Newport last year, accounted for his Davis Cup team-mate 6-4, 6-1.

Ebden outclassed by Nishikori at Wimbledon

Australian wild card Matt Ebden was knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon with a straight-sets defeat to Japanese 12th seed Kei Nishikori on Tuesday. The 23-year-old lost 6-2 6-4 6-3. Ebden, ranked 110th, earned a wild card entry into the main draw after winning a Challenger event on grass in Nottingham earlier this…

Philosophical Ebden ready for Nishikori

Playing in his second Wimbledon main draw, 25-year-old Matt Ebden was philosophical when he learned of his first-round opponent. “He’s obviously a really good player but I don’t think it’s the worst draw I could get and it’s not the best draw I could get. “But if I’m looking to try get through a few…

Mainstone on World Championships in Barcelona

Don’t ask respected coach Mel Tantrum to separate her three world championship-bound open water swimmers. Tantrum has had the top Australian, New Zealand and Japanese open water swimmers under her tutelage for the past few months. Perth’s Australian title holder Rhys Mainstone has been with Tantrum for two years, while Kiwi Kane Radford and Japan’s…

Tough draw for Ebden at Wimbledon

Matt Ebden will have to overcome a formidable seeded opponent to make it into Wimbledon’s second round.

Wildcard Ebden opens against Japanese 12th seed Kei Nishikori who he last played in the second round of the 2012 Australia Open. After winning the first two sets, Ebden went down in five, losing 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 1-6.


Coulter-Nile to stay on until Ashes

West Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has received the dream news he will stay on with Australia’s Test squad for at least the road into the Ashes. Coulter-Nile has been part of Australia’s Champions Trophy touring party, and while not officially in the Ashes squad, he will now remain in the UK for the coming…