Ebden wins, Tomic out at Memphis Open
Matt Ebden won his third straight match in Memphis while No.5 seed Bernard Tomic was upset by qualifier Darian King.
Australian Matt Ebden progressed to the second round of the ATP Memphis Open on Tuesday after compatriot Bernard Tomic was shown the door.
Ebden, who won two matches to qualify for the main draw, beat fellow qualifier Peter Polansky in three sets.
The West Australian improved as the match wore on, recovering to win 6-7(4) 6-3 6-1.
He will next face the winner of the match between last year’s finalist Taylor Fritz and No.8 seed Yen-Hsun Lu.
Earlier, Tomic was upset by world No.140 Darian King in the first round of the Memphis Open.
The Australian world No.32 lost 6-4 6-4 to Barbadian King.
The match was Tomic’s first since his loss at the Australian Open last month.
The win was King’s first win on the ATP Tour and his first over a top 50 opponent.