Matt Ebden with Maurice de Mauriac at the Australia Open 2021
When Matt Ebden plays, all the TV sets in the Dreifuss family are on fire. No one can relax on the sofa. At some point someone jumps up and plays along. There are groans, whoops, heavy breathing, jumping up and collapsing, hugging each other.
This was the case this year at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Matt Ebden plays mixed doubles with Samantha Stosur in the final. In the end, they lose 1:6 and 4:6. Barbora Krejčíková and Rajeev Ram win extremely many more points directly on the first serve (65% to 82%) and second serve (42% to 82%). Matt and Samantha cannot compensate for this disadvantage in the match, even though they often shone with their class together in the rallies.
Their faces after the match show that even second place is extremely valuable to them. For our family and the many friends who played this match emotionally, the placement is terrific. But what is even more terrific is the time that our Ambassador Matt Ebden has once again given us. Exciting time, time that touches and stirs, time in which you completely forget one thing – time. Until the moment when Matt Ebden walks to the award ceremony with Samantha Stosur and wears our watch. Not that he has to. He just does it that way. Because his Chrono Modern Le Mans bears his Lucky Number and he holds it up to the spotlight with the trophy.
This watch not only measures his time, but also stands for the luck he needs and has when he achieves something like the final of the Australian Open.
Dear Matt, dear Samantha, we are full of pride. Thank you for these great hours with you in Melbourne. We are very happy to be able to continue to accompany our Ambassador.