The 11th World Player, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, in three sets, beat Australian Matthew Ebden, who occupies the 47th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/4, 3/6, 6/3 at the start of the tournament in Dubai.
The match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes. During this time, the 20-year-old Tsitsipas performed seven aces, made a mistake three times in filing and realized three break points, and the 31-year-old Ebden filed five times, made three double mistakes and made two breaks.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Dudai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Tsitsipas will fight with Belarus Egor Gerasimov.