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Janowicz Makes Strong Start; Tomic Saves 1 M.P. In Marseille

Marseille, France

Janowicz© Yohan Brandt/Open 13Jerzy Janowicz beat Lukas Rosol in straight sets.

Seventh seed Jerzy Janowicz reached the second round of the Open 13 on Monday in Marseille as he dismissed Lukas Rosol 6-2, 6-4 in 64 minutes. The Pole hit nine aces and won 74 per cent of his service points, not facing a break point in the pair’s first meeting.

The 22-year-old Janowicz is coming off a first-round defeat in Rotterdam (l. to Hanescu) and improved to a 5-3 mark on the season. He burst into the Top 30 in the Emirates ATP Rankings with a run to the BNP Paribas Masters final in November, beating five Top 20 players, including Andy Murray, before losing to David Ferrer.

Bernard Tomic rallied past eighth seed Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7) to win his opener. Tomic saved a match point in the deciding tie-break to prevail in one hour and 46 minutes. The Australian has won eight of his first 10 matches played this season.

In the final round of qualifying, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Dmitry Tursunov, Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Filip Krajinovic secured main draw berths. Tursunov and Roger-Vasselin will face each other, Stakhovsky will play Nikolay Davydenko and Krajinovic will face Roberto Bautista Agut. Tursunov, a former Top 20 player, reached the semi-finals in Marseille two years ago (l. to Soderling). 

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