Ebden plays his "get out of jail" rain delay card against Conor Niland. A set and double break down 0-3 in the 2nd, he breaks back for 1-3, then a rain delay. On resumption he squares the score at 5-5 before another rain delay. When play commences again he wins the 2nd set tie-break 7-4, then gets the 3rd set to a tie-break, eventually breaking Niland's resolve (and heart), taking the tei-break 8-6, to advance to the Main Draw. A good fight there.
Matt is drawn to play Somdev Devvaarman in the 1st round MD.
He can get revenge for his loss to Devvaarman in the Commonwealth Games(on hard)on the grass here.
I agree with the above comments and with three qualifying wins under his belt I think he will beat Devaarman....especially judging form MM's win over him last week. Good for you Matty. I would love to see the possible r2 match up as well with Nadal.