As he did in 2018, Ebden teamed up with Purcell once again for the 2022 Australian Open. For Ebden to reach his first Grand Slam final, as well as their first ever final as a doubles team, they first had to beat Jonathan Erlich and André Göransson in the first round.
First, they overcame fourth-seeded Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah in the second round, coming back to win in the third round against thirteenth-seeded Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan.
Ebden’s career-best performance at the Australian Open was equaled and the pair advanced to their second Grand Slam quarterfinal.
They beat tenth seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski in the quarterfinals after losing the first set and surviving a ten-point deciding set tiebreak.
Two all-Australian pairings contested the semi-finals for the first time since 1985, making it the most Australians to reach this stage since 1993, and the first time since 1985 that two all-Australian pairings contested the semi-finals of a men’s tennis tournament.
After beating the second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the quarterfinals, they faced Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the semifinals and won in straight sets.
Purcell and Ebden, the first two Australian teams to face off in a men’s doubles Australian Open final since 1980, faced Kokkinakis and Kyrgios in the final and lost in straight sets.
After losing to Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski at the 2022 Libéma Open final, he and Purcell advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships in doubles for the first time in 2022.
Who is Ebden Sponsor?
Matthew Ebden is Sponsored by Adidas.