Ebden goes down to third seed in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Australian Matt Ebden has fallen in a tense second round match to Roberto Bautista Agut at the ATP Topshelf Open in 's-Hertogensbosch, The Netherlands.
Australian Matt Ebden has fallen in a tense second round match to Roberto Bautista Agut at the ATP Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogensbosch, The Netherlands.
Ebden missed a golden opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 grasscourt event; he built leads of 4-0 and 5-2 in the opening set, and moved ahead 4-1 in the second set, only to go down 7-5 7-6(1).
Bautista Agut, the third seed, moves into a final eight battle with either Frenchman Nicolas Mahut or Steve Johnson of the United States.
Despite serving six aces, Ebden committed eight double faults during the one hour, 45 minute match.
It was nonetheless an encouraging week for the West Australian in ‘s-Hertogensbosch, as he snapped a seven match losing streak with his first round victory over Adrian Mannarino, and moved through to the second round of an ATP-level event for the first time since Miami in March.
He will join compatriots Lleyton Hewitt, Marinko Matosevic, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios in the main draw at Wimbledon next week.