Mikhail Youzhny defeated Matthew Ebden in Round One of the Australian Open 2013 Tennis Championships. After Ebden squandered a two-set lead, Youzhny came storming back to win the best 3 of a total 5 sets.
The final scoreboard: Men’s Singles – 4-6 (Set 1), 6-7 (Set 2), 6-2 (Set 3), 7-6 (Set 4), 6-3 (Set 5).
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For the second straight year, local hope Matthew Ebden has let slip a two-set lead at the Australian Open.
The South African-born Ebden looked on course for an upset victory over No.23 seed Mikhail Youzhny on day one at Melbourne Park when he raced through the second-set tiebreak.
But the Russian veteran refused to yield, fighting off a match point in the 10th game of the fourth set before going on to win 4-6 6-7 (0-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.