Tomic through in Acapulco
Bernard Tomic has come through a tough match against Adrian Mannarino to advance to the second round of the ATP hardcourt event in Acapulco.
Bernard Tomic has come through a tough match to advance to the second round of the ATP hardcourt event in Acapulco.
Tomic, currently ranked 42nd, recovered to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 3-6 6-4 6-4.
The victory, achieved in one hour and 35 minutes, sets up a second-round meeting with eighth seed Benjamin Becker of Germany.
Tomic joins compatriot Marinko Matosevic in the last 16, who yesterday advanced with a straight-sets win.
Qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis and world No.69 Sam Groth were unable to join them, falling in their first-round matches on Monday.
Aussie women fall
Earlier in Acapulco, No.10 seed Ajla Tomljanovic fell in straight sets to Magdalena Rybarikova.
The Brisbane-based Tomljanovic was on the back foot as Rybarikova slammed four aces; the Slovak sealed a 6-3 6-4 win in one hour and 11 minutes.
Across the globe in Doha, Daria Gavrilova’s run came to an end; having won three matches to qualify, the 20-year-old lost 6-4 5-7 6-4 to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.