Tennis

Tomic advances in Nice

2012-05-22 19:00
Bernard Tomic (File)

Nice - Fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic beat Lukas Lacko 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Nice Open.

The Australian broke Lacko's serve twice in each set to set up a second-round match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who eased past big-serving American Sam Querrey 6-2, 7-5.

Seventh-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan also advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-1 win over Alejandro Falla of Colombia, and next plays Nikolay Davydenko after the Russian defeated Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-3, 6-3.

Also, Xavier Malisse of Belgium beat Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan 7-5, 6-4, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria defeated Dudi Sela of Israel, 7-5, 6-1, and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat Benoit Paire 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) in an all-French match.

Results on Tuesday from the Open de Nice on clay at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club (seedings in parentheses):

Singles

First Round

Xavier Malisse, Belgium, def. Lu Yen-Hsun, Taiwan, 7-5, 6-4.
Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-3, 6-3.
Denis Istomin (7), Uzbekistan, def. Alejandro Falla, Colombia, 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-1.
Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 6-2, 7-5.
Bernard Tomic (5), Australia, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-2, 6-3.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2).
Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-5, 6-1.
Brian Baker, United States, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 7-5.
Steve Darcis, Belgium, def. Fabio Fognini (8), Italy, 7-6 7/(3), 7-5.
Filippo Volandri, Italy, def. Olivier Rochus, Belgium, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2.

Read more on:    nice open  |  bernard tomic  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Tips for Your Next Winter Camping Trip

Your favourite camping spot won’t be as crowded as it is in the summer months, so here's what you need to get your family ready to go camping.

 
 

Outdoor

Mountain magic: Your guide to the Drakensberg!
Your Winter Body Weight Workout
The perks of power walking
Best ‘glamping' spots in the Western Cape
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.