Matt Ebden is the first Australian to advance to four ATP Masters 1000 doubles finals in a season since Todd Woodbridge in 2001.
It has been a history-making week in Australian tennis.
Storm Hunter sealed her progression to world No.1 in doubles with a strong performance at the WTA Finals in Mexico and will become the first Australian woman to hold the coveted top ranking in 16 years.
Ellen Perez also had a week to remember at the WTA Finals in Cancun, advancing to the biggest final of her career.
Matt Ebden created history of his own at the Paris Masters, becoming the first Australian to advance to four ATP Masters 1000 doubles finals in a season since Todd Woodbridge in 2001.
Heath Davidson was a doubles finalist at the season-ending ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters in Spain, while the resurgent Arina Rodionova and Destanee Aiava both scooped singles titles at ITF events.
This week’s most outstanding performers include:
Ellen Perez: The 28-year-old progressed to the biggest doubles final of her career at the WTA Finals in Cancun (Mexico). Perez and American partner Nicole Melichar-Martinez play for the title tomorrow.
Storm Hunter: The 29-year-old advanced to the doubles semifinals at the WTA Finals in Cancun alongside Belgian partner Elise Mertens. This effort will see Hunter finish the season as the year-end No.1 in doubles.
Heath Davidson: The 36-year-old was a doubles finalist at the ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters in Spain alongside Canada’s Robert Shaw. It was Davidson’s 13th final of the season.
Matt Ebden: The 35-year-old advanced to the doubles final at an ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris (France) with India’s Rohan Bopanna. It was their seventh final of the season and a tour-leading fourth at ATP Masters 1000 level.
Alex de Minaur: After saving a match point against former world No.1 Andy Murray in the opening round, the 24-year-old advanced to the singles quarterfinals at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Paris.
John-Patrick Smith: The 34-year-old teamed with Sem Verbeek of the Netherlands to win the doubles title at an ATP Challenger event in Charlottesville (USA). This is Smith’s 36th career title and snaps a seven-match losing streak in finals.
Marc Polmans: The 26-year-old was a singles finalist at the ATP Challenger event in Sydney. This was Polmans’ fourth singles final of the season.