Australian Matt Ebden has made short work of American Alex Kuznetsov to win through to the Brisbane International second round on Tuesday.
In his first ATP main draw match since early July, Ebden blew away lucky loser Kuznetsov 6-3 6-4 in just 72 minutes.
The 26-year-old is assured of a tougher workout in the second round where he will face second seed Japanese player Kei Nishikori.
Ebden’s ranking has benefited from a successful run in the ATP Challenger circuit in the latter half of 2013, cutting his ranking from 135th to 68th, close to his career high of 61.
> Watch Ebden’s post-match press conference below
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