Bernard Tomic reaches 2nd round

Updated: May 22, 2012, 1:08 PM ET
Associated Press

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

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 (3), 1-6, 6-1 win over Alejandro Falla of Colombia, and will play 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 (2) in an all-French match.


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