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Result: Grigor Dimitrov sees off Matthew Ebden at US Open

Grigor Dimitrov sees off qualifier Matthew Ebden in straight sets to earn his place in the last 64 of the US Open.

Grigor Dimitrov has progressed through to the second round of the US Open with a comfortable win over Matthew Ebden.

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria reacts after defeating Matthew Ebden of Australia during their Men's Singles First Round match on Day One of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2015© Getty Images

The 17th seed is hoping to use the final major of the year to kick-start his season and he made light work of his Australian opponent, coming through by a 6-4 6-2 6-4 scoreline.

Ebden qualified for the main draw at Flushing Meadows by defeating British representative Brydan Klein, but he was no match for Dimitrov, who was superb behind his own serve for much of the encounter.

One break was enough for the Bulgarian to take the opening set, before he struck a further two times in the second to move within touching distance of the last 64.

Ebden made a game of it in the third, twice breaking Dimitrov, who began to show a few chinks in his armour, but the Australian struggled to win games behind his own delivery and Dimitrov was able to confirm victory in three sets.

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