After advancing to his first US Open doubles closing, Australian Matt Ebden desires to make use of that momentum to maintain climbing the ATP Tour rankings.
Matt Ebden has his sights set on rising to world No.1 within the ATP Tour doubles rankings.
The 35-year-old from Perth believes he’s heading in the right direction after forming a robust partnership with India’s Rohan Bopanna this season.
Ebden, who improves to a career-high rating of world No.8 this week, teamed up with 43-year-old Bopanna for the primary time in January.
“I stated, ‘Look, I need to win Grand Slams. I need to get to No. 1. Are you in?’” Ebden associated of how their partnership started.
“He stated, ‘I’m in, mate’. So we’ve been constructing and going for it.”
The duo have proved they’re main contenders, reaching the Wimbledon semifinals and US Open closing.
They’ve additionally gained two titles to this point this season, together with the ATP Masters 1000 event at Indian Wells.
“We’ve been in a position to construct and study off one another, assist steadiness one another out, push one another,” Ebden stated.
“It’s been a rising partnership, and it’s been nice.”
Ebden admitted their three-set US Open closing loss was “gut-wrenching”.
“We did play effectively sufficient to win. We have been one shot or half a shot away from being up a break and possibly successful that match,” Ebden stated.
“It’s the worst factor. Nevertheless it’s additionally virtually one of the best factor, too, being in Grand Slam finals. It’s the place you need to be.”
Ebden and Bopanna’s short-term aim is to be among the many top-eight groups to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin.
They at present sit third within the race.
“It’s encouraging instances,” Ebden stated. “We’re going nice. I see every little thing good sooner or later.
“We’re constructing, we’re going very well within the race, we’re ticking all these bins.”
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