Tokyo, Japan, 29 September 2014 |

Australia’s Bernard Tomic will fly the flag at this week’s ATP 500 event in Tokyo, Japan.

Tomic opens his campaign in the Japanese capital with a tough first round match against third seed Milos Raonic.

> check out the Tokyo main draw

Fellow Aussies Thanasi Kokkinakis and James Duckworth came close to joining Tomic in the main draw, yet fell in tight matches in the final round of qualifying.

In WTA action, the China Open in Beijing has already commenced, with Sam Stosur winning through to the second round.

Another Aussie, Casey Dellacqua, was unlucky to draw seventh seed Angelique Kerber; she fell in three sets.

> Stosur eases past Schiavone in Beijing

Stosur next faces sixth seed and recent US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki.