Tomic, Matosevic triumph at Delray Beach
Aussies Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have successfully begun their campaigns at the ATP event in Delray Beach, each enjoying first round wins.
Bernard Tomic has won his first ATP Tour match since reaching the fourth round of last month’s Australian Open.
Tomic beat German veteran Tommy Haas 6-4 6-3 in the opening round of the Delray Beach International on Wednesday.
Australia’s eighth seed next faces American qualifier Tim Smyczek for a place in the quarter-finals of the $US500,000 ($A465,000) hardcourt event.
Smyczek defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-4 2-6 7-5 in his opener.
Fellow Australian Marinko Matosevic upset big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic 6-3 6-4 to join Tomic in the second round.
Matosevic will play US sixth seed Alex Bogomolov, who downed countryman Michael Yani 6-3 6-1.
Other first-round winners on Wednesday included top seed John Isner, who beat fellow American Jesse Levine 6-4 7-6(15).
Finn Jarkko Nieminen ousted Croatian second seed Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-2 and Belgian Steve Darcis eliminated Serbian third seed Viktor Troicki 6-4 4-6 6-4.