Millman wins Stockholm opener
John Millman has booked his place in the second round of the Stockholm Open with a straight-sets win over German veteran Benjamin Becker.
Australian John Millman has won through to the second round of the Stockholm Open.
The world No.76 on Monday defeated Germany’s Benjamin Becker 7-6(2) 6-3.
He will next face either No.8 seed Gilles Muller or German qualifier Mischa Zverev.
Millman is one of three Aussies in Stockholm this week; Thanasi Kokkinakis will face sixth seed Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday, while Bernard Tomic, seeded fourth, has been awarded a first-round bye.
In other first round action, Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated Sweden’s Mikael Ymer 7-6(9) 6-7(5) 6-4, while Fernando Verdasco saw off Denis Kudla in straight sets.