Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 21 June 2016 |

John Millman saw off Thomaz Bellucci on Monday to advance to the second round of the ATP grasscourt event in Nottingham, England.

The Queenslander overcame the Brazilian 7-6(4) 2-6 6-2 in more than two hours, surviving 14 aces from his opponent to seal his progression.

Millman will next face No.6 seed Steve Johnson of the United States, who received a first-round bye.

At around the same time, Millman’s compatriot Jordan Thompson fell in three sets to German veteran Benjamin Becker.

Despite storming through the second set, Thompson – a recent addition to the world’s top 100 – went down 6-2 2-6 6-4.

Millman will return to the courts on Tuesday, aiming to extend his Wimbledon preparations at the final ATP grasscourt event before next week’s Championships.