Ebden breaks and leads 3-0
Hewitt at press: "I played a solid match I did what I needed to do I served well for most of the match. Yang's got a good first serve that’s the strongest part of his game,even though I had a lot break points in different areas he fought hard to hang in there and in the end I was happy to win in straight sets."
More from Hewitt, who was asked if he thought his experience had helped:
Experience is a big thing is absolutely. Yang has had some good wins in the past he obviously played Australian Open qualifying a couple of weeks ago in Melbourne and he played against some good players he made the Austn Open junior final.
You know experience is a big thing though and obviously for me I feel very comfortable playing for country in DC but its a good learning thing for him
For those of you wanting to know about court speed, Hewitt rates it fast.
The court is pretty quick a lot quicker court than anywhere that we play on throughout the year, normally these days the courts and the balls are a lot slower and heavier this is the quickest court that I have played on in
Ebden is leading in the first set 4-2.
It appears to be cooling down a little, especially when the sun goes behind the clouds.
Matt is playing with a lot of confidence and looking to his bench on big points
Sounds like we are hearing a Chinese Taipei version of Aussie Aussie oi oi oi…only for the local team. A couple of local characters in the crowd are whipping the locals up on big points…and erupting into some chants of their own…which sound like some of the Fanatics chants only in the local language and obviously supporting the home team.
All good fun
Sorry for the confusion - that's 4-2 in the second set.
Ebden wins the second set 6-4