Australia’s Hopman Cup hopes hit after defeat to Poland

  • Ebden tweaks calf while serving for match
  • Defeat gives Poland unassailable 2-0 lead

Australia’s Hopman Cup title hopes are in tatters after Matt Ebden succumbed to a calf injury during his 3-6 7-5 6-0 loss to Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz.

Ebden came within a whisker of pulling off a shock in Perth after winning the first set before racing out to a 5-3 lead in the second. But the 27-year-old tweaked his left calf while serving for the match, with Janowicz winning the next eight games to secure victory in 102 minutes.

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