Ebden qualifies for Marseille event


Matthew Ebden qualifies for the Open 13 Provence in Marseille, whereas Chris O’Connell is the final Australian standing on the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

Marseille, France / Doha, Qatar, 9 March 2021 | Vivienne Christie

Marseille, France

Matthew Ebden will proceed his comeback to the tour in the primary draw of the Open 13 Provence, after profitable via qualifying.

The Australian defeated Mathias Bourgue 6-4 6-3 within the remaining spherical, following an earlier win over Frederico Ferreira Silva.

Ebden, 33, meets Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi within the event’s opening spherical. It will likely be the Australian’s first match in opposition to the 24-year-old wildcard recipient.

A important draw look within the Open 13 Provence, which is staged within the coastal metropolis of Marseille, follows Ebden’s second-round run on the Nice Ocean Highway Open and a quarterfinal exhibiting in Singapore.

In Melbourne final month, Ebden spoke of his dedication to take advantage of the 2021 season after sitting out nearly all of the final pandemic-interrupted season.

Ebden, who began the season at world No.317, will probably be eyeing an enchancment on his present No.287 rating.

The West Australian can be competing within the Marseille doubles draw, alongside countryman Matt Reid.

Outcomes:

Males’s singles, qualifying remaining spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS) d Mathias Bourgue (FRA) 6-4 6-3

Developing:

Males’s singles, important draw first spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS) v Benjamin Bonzi (FRA)

Males’s doubles, important draw first spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ)/Hugo Nys (MON)

Doha, Qatar

Chris O’Connell is the lone Australian remaining within the Qatar ExxonMobil Open singles draw after John Millman’s first-round exit.

The Australian was a sufferer of Nikoloz Basilashvili, who claimed a 2-6 6-4 6-2 victory in a single day.

O’Connell, a qualifier in Doha, will meet Vasek Pospisil within the first spherical of the Doha event later at the moment.

Millman will even return to the courtroom in doubles, teamed with David Vega Hernandez of Spain.  The pair meets Blaz Rola and native wildcard recipient Mousa Shana Zayed within the first spherical.

Outcomes:

Males’s singles, first spherical
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d John Millman (AUS) 2-6 6-4 6-2

Developing:

Males’s singles, first spherical
Christopher O’Connell (AUS) v Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
John Millman (AUS)/David Vega Hernandez (ESP) v [WC] Blaz Rola (SLO)/Mousa Shana Zayed (QAT)

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