Matt Ebden is through to the third round of Wimbledon for the first time and believes he can progress deep into the tournament.
Matt Ebden has no intention of basking in the glory of reaching the third round of Wimbledon, insisting his job is nowhere near complete.
Ebden followed up on his shock first-round win over world No.9 David Goffin with a 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-1 victory over seasoned Frenchman Stephane Robert on Thursday.
The win set up an encounter with another Gallic veteran, Gilles Simon, for the chance to play in the second week at the All England Club against Juan Martin Del Potro or Benoit Paire.
The West Australian, who audaciously claimed last week he was a contender to win Wimbledon, maintains he's in the form of his life and not yet ready to depart London.
"I don't feel that excited. Of course I am happy (I won)," said Ebden, who is set to break into the world's top-50 for the first time when the ATP rankings are released on Monday week.
"I am getting used to these situations. I know not to get too happy, too excited or too sad.
"You can waste too much energy with everyone congratulating you with thousands of messages on this this that or other.
"My coach and my wife take my phone away from me. I don't look at social media any more. I save my energy for the tournament."
The 30-year-old's new-found steely mentality has helped him enjoy his best-ever season and he believes it's helping him reach new heights.
"The further we go in the tournament, there can be lots of things to think about and deal with," he said.
"You learn that through your career as you get more experienced.
"There is that saying is above the door as you come into Wimbledon 'keep those two imposters the same, success and failure'.
"What does excite me is playing on the biggest stages, against the best players.
"I've prepared well to give myself the best chance to play a two-week tournament.
"There's a long. long way to go. We're still in the beginning and I'm doing the best I can each day and loving it."