Bernard Tomic to face Novak Djokovic in Miami; French duo crash out
Bernard Tomic will meet world number one Novak Djokovic at the Miami Open after easily overcoming Thiago Monteiro in the first round.
The controversial Australian was supposed to face Tomas Berych in the opening round, but the Czech withdrew beforehand with a back injury.
Brazilian Thiago took his place, but was little match for Tomic, who cruised to a 6-4, 6-1 success.
🇦🇺 Tomic d. Monteiro 6-4, 6-1.
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 21, 2019
Djokovic received a bye into the second round, and has won all five of his previous meetings with Tomic.
Elsewhere in the first round, it was a tough day for the Frenchman.
Jeremy Chardy lost 7-6 (7-1), 2-6, 6-7 (5-7) to Nicolas Jarry, and Benoit Paire also lost in three sets to Feliciano Lopez.
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