Matt Ebden handed Wimbledon wildcard

Australian Matt Ebden has landed a rare Wimbledon dual wildcard into both singles and doubles. The Perth right-hander last week won his first Challenger on grass at Nottingham, obviously impressing All England Club officials. Ranked 109th in the world, the Australian Davis Cupper would have taken his chances in qualifying if not for Wimbledon’s generosity.…

Ebden wins first ATP Challenger title in Nottingham

Australia’s Matt Ebden won his first ATP Challenger title with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 victory over defending champion Benjamin Becker in Sunday’s final in Nottingham. Ebden, ranked 122nd in the world, took just over two hours to see off German world number 97 Becker and win the grass-court event, which is part of the ATP’s…

Ebden to face Becker in men’s final

Matthew Ebden will face defending champion Benjamin Becker in the men’s final in Nottingham. Ebden has enjoyed a fantastic Challenger tournament so far and continued his fine form by breezing past Bobby Reynolds of the USA 6-2 7-5. The Australian will now face Becker in the final after he too stormed into the final beating fourth seed Kenny…

Moore wins gold in Luxembourg

Malta’s first gold medal in the 2013 Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) has been won by Kevin Moore. Moore took victory in the 400m final in 47.53 at the Josy Barthel Stadium in Luxembourg to lift Malta off the foot of the medal tally. Icelandic sprinters Ivar Jasonarson (48.05) and Kolbeinn Gunnarson (48.21) rounded…

Bright future tipped for Coulter-Nile

Australian batsman David Warner has tipped all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile to be a surprise packet at next month’s  Champions Trophy. Coulter-Nile joins Mitchell Marsh as the only new faces in Australia’s 15-man squad  for the one-day tournament, which is seen as a crucial stepping stone in the  lead-up to the Ashes. It is the first time that 25-year-old…

Ebden edges closer to French Open

Australian Matt Ebden has progressed to the second round of the French Open qualifiers after winning at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Ebden endured a tough three-set match against Russian Konstantin Kravchuk, eventually claiming a 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 victory in two hours and 39 minutes. Ebden is seeded 16 in the draw and will now…

Kevin Moore changes allegiance

Kevin Moore has decided to swap the green and gold for the red and white of his father’s country of birth, Malta. The decision to change allegiance to Malta had been on Moore’s agenda for quite some time. “I have been thinking about representing Malta for the last 2 years now,” said Moore, who missed…