Australian Surbiton Trophy champion Matthew Ebden reckons there is nothing like playing on grass in the UK.

Ebden fought back from 5-2 down in the final set to beat American Denis Kudla 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(5) and lift the men’s singles crown at Surbiton Rackets & Fitness Club on Saturday.

“I was really lucky. He (Kudla) played well all match, but I just hung in there,” said the 27-year-old.

“It could’ve gone any way, but I played some good points.”

He added: “The crowds have been amazing and to have a full stadium is superb.

“There’s nothing like playing grass court tennis in the UK.”

British duo Ken and Neal Skupski won the men’s doubles title, defeating Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil and New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell.

Russian number one seed Vitalia Diatchenko beat Japan’s Naomi Osaka 7-6(5) 6-0 to win the women’s singles title, with Ukranian Lyudmyla Kichenok and Switzerland’s Xenia Knoll beating Brits Tara Moore and Nicola Slater to win the women’s doubles.

Qualifying for the Wimbledon Championships kicks-off in Roehampton on June 22 ahead of this year's main event in SW19, which starts on June 29.