Munich, Germany, 2 May 2012 | Matt Trollope

Australian Marinko Matosevic has continued his good form at the ATP’s BMW Open in Munich, defeating Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening round.

Matosevic claimed the 7-5 6-1 victory in one-and-a-quarter hours, breaking serve five times to move through to the second round at the ATP 250 event.

His next opponent is fellow qualifier Robert Farah, with the Colombian causing the tournament’s first big shock with a straight-set rout of No.7 seed Nikolay Davydenko.

The winner of Matosevic-Farah match will move through to the quarterfinals.

Currently ranked world No.122, Matosevic will have to fancy his chances against Farah, who is ranked almost 100 places below the Australian.

Matosevic’s win over the 54th ranked Kukushkin was his fourth consecutive straight-set win, after coming though three rounds of qualifying.

Matosevic joins compatriot Bernard Tomic in the second round in Munich. Although they both have a rest day on Wednesday in the singles event, they will combine in the doubles to take on Croatians Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko.