Matt Ebden eager to 'keep pushing hard'

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Matt Ebden eager to 'keep pushing hard'

Australian tennis player Matt Ebden is eager to not slow down as he wants to continue his fine form.

The 29-year-old won the Apis Canberra International title after defeating Japan's Taro Daniel in the Canberra Challenger final.

The Australian bounced back in style after losing to eventual champion Jason Kubler in the Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger semi-finals just ahead of the Canberra event. 

Ebden, who entered the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open as a qualifier, fell just short of winning his maiden ATP title this past July as he lost in the Newport final to USA's John Isner. 

World No. 100 Ebden, who started the year at No. 698, is ranked in the top-100 for the first time since 2014.

"It's just about continuing on for me," Ebden said. "I feel like I've been playing some very good tennis over the last few months particularly. I just need to keep pushing myself to bring that consistent high level day in and day out."

Ebden will be closing out his 2017 campaign at this week's Hyogo Noah Challenger in Kobe, Japan.

No. 3 seed Ebden has been drawn to meet Japan's Hiroki Moriya in round one.

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