Kooyong: Richard Gasquet beats Matt Ebden to remain perfect at event
French tennis player Richard Gasquet continued his fine form at the Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic as he defeated home-favorite Matt Ebden to make it two-out-of-two so far at the event.
Rising Russian Andrey Rublev stepped in to replace world No. 5 Dominic Thiem as he clashed against France's Lucas Pouille on Thursday in Kooyong.
Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka had no mercy for local player Jason Kubler in the last match of the day in Kooyong.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and local promising player Destanee Aiava faced off in the lone match of the day of the Kooyong women's event.
Full results: ↓ SHOW RESULTS ↓ RIchard Gasquet (FRA) d. Matt Ebden (AUS) 6-4 7-6 (4) Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. Lucas Pouille (GER) 3-6 6-1 6-4 Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) d. Jason Kubler (AUS) 7-5 6-4 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Destanee Aiava (AUS) 6-2 6-0 Also read: Annabel Croft: 'Nick Kyrgios ultimately does want to do well in Australia'