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Wonderful work from a fantastic bloke. Shitty draw but a good chance to impress.
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Just beat 6th seed Stadler in Kyoto 1st round 6-4 4-6 6-4. Excellent win for Matt outside Oz.

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That's a great win. Hopefully he can become at least a solid top 200 player this year.

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Matt got up against Millman in Kyoto today 7-6 6-3. He is going to play another Aussie in the semis, Rameez Junaid. Huge chance for Matt to make his first ever challenger final. If he was to lose to Junaid in the semis Matt will still jump into the top 200.

If he was able to win this Kyoto challenger it would be a massive spring board to the year, and I think he would almost certainly be ranked inside the top 150 by Wimbledon time.
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Rankings man at it again. Good win for Ebden.

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Matt beat Junaid in straight sets in the semis, just one more match Matty and the Kyoto title is yours come on!
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Great chance for him to win his first challenger final against the unseeded Yuichi Sugita. Good luck.
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Matt lost 4-6 6-4 6-1. Unfortunate he couldn't capitalise on his 1-0 set lead. Good week though.
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Sad he didnt close it out but another solid week for Matt, couple more results like this would be good for the ranking and confidence levels, hopefully he can get right up there and step into some ATP events come the Grass and US Hardcourt season...
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He didn't play after Kyoto and he pulled out of the two last challengers. Is he injured?
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Playing one week in South America is pretty useless. As far as I know he is still going to play in the challenger in Jo'burg next week and the weeks after will be play challengers in Europe leading up to the French.

I hope he can get top 150 by the end of Wimbledon because he has practically nothing to defend until September.
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Ebden's not playing Johannesburg

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Article from two weeks ago.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/wes...-1225846411503

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West Australian rocket-man Matt Ebden taking off in tennis world By GLEN FOREMAN From: The Sunday Times March 27, 2010 8:48PM Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share
Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these? ROCKET MAN: West Australian Matthew Ebden is continuing his rise up the world tennis ranks. Picture: Paul Crock/AFP Source: PerthNow
WA tennis revelation Matthew Ebden inhaled the helium-like properties of his Australian Open grand slam debut in January and continued rising, rocketing up the world rankings to sit as the nation's fourth-best player.


The rise comes after Ebden received his maiden Davis Cup call-up late last month when he was named as reserve for Australia's winning tie against Chinese Taipei.

He trained alongside team-mates Bernard Tomic, Peter Luczak, Carsten Ball and Paul Hanley at Melbourne Park before heading to Japan, where he put his new-found experience into practice to reach his first Challenger-level final a few weeks later.

The effort, coupled with other strong results, lifted the right-hander 51 positions up the world rankings in the past month and followed his Australian Open main draw debut against Gael Monfils.

Ebden was far from a walkover against the then-world No.12 Monfils, forcing the Frenchman to play out a gutsy 6-4 6-4 match.

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But despite a successful 2010 that has included a straight-sets dumping of top 30 Austrian Jurgen Melzer, Ebden remained grounded.

"Top four is great, but I'm only 180-something in the world," No.185 Ebden said.

"Heading into the top 100, top 50 in the world would be better and that's really where you want to get to.

"Ask me (how I feel) then."

The ranking is nothing to shy away from and allows Ebden direct entry into the grand slam qualifiers.

But that's not enough for the overachiever who recorded a TER of 98.50.

Ebden wants more and he's preparing to get it by heading off-shore for a rigorous French Open leadup which includes tournaments in South Africa, Greece and France.

"I've had rankings goals each year and I've been able to reach them," Ebden said. "My goal last year was to be ranked high enough to get entry into all the slam quallies.

"Now, with my ranking high enough, three or four good results from here and I could be top 100.

"But a big goal, and one I'm aiming for, is to get direct entry into the US Open main draw."

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Gees, 98.5 TER, nice... Ebden's goal of getting direct entry into the US Open draw may seem lofty, but he's only got 25 points to defend between now and the middle of October so he's a great chance. He's already done well this year and let's hope he can continue to build on his excellent Australian summer (3 Futures titles from 6 semis and R16 from qualifying in Brisbane).

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Ebden's not playing Johannesburg
Therefore my question. I guess he's injured.
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