Gold Coast’s Bernard Tomic has cast aside his Washington disappointment to advance to the next round of the ATP Masters in Montreal.
The world No. 26 beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-3 6-3 to set up a second-round match with tournament No. 6 seed Marin Cilic.
Tomic went down in the second round of the Washington Open in his first match back in the United States since his arrest in Miami, and Monday’s victory will bring a welcome relief to the erratic Australian.
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He can expect tough opposition in Cilic though as the Croatian was narrowly beaten by Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals in Washington.
The world’s top players are competing in Montreal in the build up to the year’s final grand slam event, the US Open.