Qualifier Darian King upsets Bernard Tomic in first round of Memphis Open

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Wednesday February 15th, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Darian King, a qualifier from Barbados, knocked off No. 5 seed Bernard Tomic 6–4, 6–4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Memphis Open.

King, ranked 140th in the world, dropped just 12 points in 10 service games and never faced a break-point situation against the 32nd-ranked Tomic.

Other first-round winners Tuesday included No. 7 seed Steve Darcis of Belgium, Ryan Harrison of the United States and Matthew Ebden of Australia.

Harrison won 6–3, 7–5 over Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk to advance to a second-round matchup with No. 3 seed Sam Querrey. Darcis won 7–5, 3–6, 6–4 over Radu Albot of Moldova.

Ebden rallied from a break down in each of the last two sets to beat Canada's Peter Polansky 6–7 (4), 6–3, 6–1 in a matchup between two qualifiers. Ebden won the last six games of a match that featured a total of 14 service breaks.

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