Millman makes winning start in Budapest
Returning to the event where he made his first ATP final, John Millman's 2019 campaign is off to an impressive start.
Australian John Millman has wasted little time in winning his first-round match at the ATP Tour’s Hungarian Open.
The sixth-seeded Millman crushed Serbian teenager Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1 6-2 in just 58 minutes, breaking serve twice in each set.
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Millman, who made his maiden ATP Tour final last year on the red clay in Budapest, will face Attila Balazs in the second round after the Hungarian wildcard beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3 6-4.
Serbia’s fifth seed Laslo Djere needed a third match point to overcome Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-7(6) 7-6(2).
Dutchman Robin Haase defeated Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2 to set up a meeting with second-seeded Borna Coric.
Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat lucky loser Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-3 6-2, while German Peter Gojowczyk eased past Lloyd Harris 7-5 6-4.
Millman is the only Australian left in the singles draw, with Slovenian Aljaz Bedene eliminating Bernard Tomic 7-6(5) 6-4 in the opening round on Monday.