Ebden began his 2021 season with the inaugural Great Ocean Road Open. Thiago Monteiro beat him in the second round. He was knocked out in the first round of qualifying at the Australian Open by fellow countryman Jason Kubler.
In doubles, he and John-Patrick Smith advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to the ninth-seeded team of Ivan Dodig/Filip Poláek.
In mixed doubles, he teamed up with fellow Australian Sam Stosur. They advanced to the finals, where they were defeated by Barbora Rajeev Ram.
Ebden reached the quarterfinals of the first Singapore Open as a wildcard, losing to eventual champion Alexei Popyrin.
In doubles, he and John-Patrick Smith reached the final, where they were defeated by the top-seeded team of Sander Gillé/Joran Vliegen. He lost in the second round of the Saint Petersburg Challenger to qualifier Lucas Catarina.
After advancing from qualifying at the Open 13, he defeated third seed Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals to reach the ATP semifinals for the first time since 2018.
Due to an injury, he had to withdraw from his semifinal match against top seed Daniil Medvedev. In Dubai, he retired during his second-round match against fourth seed Roberto Bautista Agut due to the same injury he suffered in the previous tournament.
In April, he competed in the Sardegna Open. He was eliminated in the first round of qualifying by Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.
He was defeated in the first round of the Orlando Open by sixth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran. Alejandro Tabilo knocked him out in the first round of qualifying at the French Open.
What is Matthew Ebden’s Current Ranking?
Currently, Matthew Ebden is ranked Number 31.