Ebden to play world #5 Robin Soderling in Brisbane

Matt Ebden will take to the court later today in the quarter finals of the Brisbane International, where he will meet the current world #5, Robin Soderling. The Australian earned his place in the last eight with a shock straight sets victory over the 8th seeded Denis Istomin, a player ranked 156 places higher than…

Ebden granted Australian Open wildcard

Matt Ebden will this afternoon be confirmed by Tennis Australia as a recipient of a wildcard for direct entry in to next month’s Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Ebden has enjoyed a consistent season throughout 2010 in a year that has seen him reach a career high ranking of 162 in the world, establish himself…

Weightman elected to Athletics Australia Board

Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Lisa Weightman and Athletics NSW chairperson Peter Bromley have been appointed to the Board of Athletics Australia. Weightman, who aside from her athletics prowess, is a highly respected senior management consultant with IBM, joins the Board through her appointment as the new chairperson of Athletics Australia’s Athletes Commission, taking over…

Freiberg returns from Share the Spirit Tour

Michael Freiberg joined eight other members of the 2010 Australian Commonwealth Games Team who were last week involved in the “Share the Spirit 2010 Australian Commonwealth Games Team Regional Tour”. The Tour was presented by the WA Division of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Country Sport…

Ebden commences Australian Open wildcard campaign

Davis Cup squad member Matt Ebden will this morning play his first match at the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff at Melbourne Park. As the fourth seed Ebden received a first round bye and will play Ben Mitchell who yesterday defeated Maverick Banes 6-4 6-3. Mitchell was this year a Wimbledon Boy’s finalist and has enjoyed…

Ebden returns home to prepare for Australian summer

Australian tennis star Matthew Ebden has returned home to Perth to begin preparations for the Australian summer, commencing with the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff on 12 December at Melbourne Park. Such a heavy travel load over the past twelve months has seen Ebden spend very little time in Australia with family and friends, and even…

Freiberg to ride International Track Cycling Grand Prix

Australian cyclist Michael Freiberg, the newest edition to the Sam Maxwell Sports Management stable, will be looking to burn up the track tomorrow evening at the Chevron Australia, 2010 Perth International Track Cycling Grand Prix. The event will see the Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist alongside fellow Australian representatives in Cameron & Travis Meyer,…