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Patna : Yuki Bhambri, 28, India, who has returned to tennis court after a gap of several months, crashed out of Singapore Tennis Open on February 24, 2021, losing his first round match to Matthew Ebden, 33, Australia. Ebden beat Yuki in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 in first round at Singapore..

Ebden won 3 break points in the match to 1 by Yuki. Both the players won 3 games each in a row during the match. The Australian fired 4 Aces in the match to 1 by the Indian. The Australian, in all, won 76 points during the match to 61 by Yuki, who had received a wildcard into the main draw. Ebden will face 2nd seed John Millman, Australia, in 2nd round on February 25, 2021.

But, 3rd seed Marin Cilic, 32, Croatia, the 2014 US Open champion, entered the QFs of the event defeating Taro Daniel, Japan, in 2nd roundt round. Cilic beat Daniel 7-5, 6-4 in first round. The Croatian fired 12 Aces in the match to just 3 by Daniel. Cilic won 3 break points to 1 by the Japanese. Daniel had defeated Ramkumar Ramnathan, India, in first round on February 22, 2021.