Aussies in action: Groth, Tomic, Ebden head to Bogota
Sam Groth, Bernard Tomic and Matt Ebden will fly the Aussie flag at this week's ATP event in Bogota, Colombia.
Sam Groth, Bernard Tomic and Matt Ebden will fly the Aussie flag at this week’s ATP event in Bogota, Colombia.
Ebden is the highest-ranked of the trio – seeded No.7 at the ATP 250-level hardcourt event – and will open his campaign against a qualifier.
In the quarterfinals he is projected to meet second seed Ivo Karlovic, the big-serving Croatian whom Ebden’s compatriot Lleyton Hewitt beat in the ATP Newport final at the weekend.
Groth, a new addition to the world’s top 100 this week, will look to continue his great form when he takes on Colombian wildcard Juan Sebastian Cabal.
Last week, the big-serving Victorian reached the semifinals in Newport in what was his best ever ATP result to date.
Should Groth beat Cabal, he would set up a meeting with top seed Richard Gasquet, who received a bye into the second round.
Tomic has received a wildcard into the Bogota event; the world No.124 will face off against Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Dustov in the first round.
The winner will meet either No.5 seed Alejandro Falla of Colombia of Japan’s Tatsuma Ito.