Matosevic dumped out in Memphis

  • Last Updated: February 11 2014, 8:01 GMT

Fifth seed Marinko Matosevic was knocked out in the first round of the US National Indoor Championships in Memphis on Monday.

Marinko Matosevic: Well beaten by Jiri Vesely in Memphis
Marinko Matosevic: Well beaten by Jiri Vesely in Memphis

The Australian held a 26-place ranking advantage over Czech Jiri Vesely but was beaten 6-3 6-2 in an hour and 11 minutes, dropping his serve three times in the second set.

Meanwhile, American Michael Russell came from a set down to knock out seventh seed Michal Przysiezny.

The Pole took the opener after breaking serve three times but Russell rallied to win 3-6 6-3 6-1 in an hour and 55 minutes.

In the day's other match, American Tim Smyczek came from a set down to beat Australian qualifier Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-3, who struggled on serve after pinching a nerve in his arm.


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