Result: Alexandr Dolgopolov overcomes Bernard Tomic in second round

Result: Dolgopolov edges past Tomic
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Alexandr Dolgopolov progresses through to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeating Bernard Tomic in a three-set battle.

Alexandr Dolgopolov has clinched a third-round spot in the Monte Carlo Masters after overcoming Bernard Tomic 6-2 5-7 6-1.

Dolgopolov stormed to a first-set lead in just 25 minutes of the round-two contest, but there were signs of a fightback from his 19-year-old opponent who committed a number of impressive shots to stay in contention.

Tomic began to make his mark on the match in the opening games of the second set but failed to force an early break of serve as number 16 seed Dolgopolov remained composed.

Despite the Ukrainian professional being poised to take the match, the Australian teen pushed back Dolgopolov's attempts and managed to equal the scoreline after snatching the set 7-5.

The deciding set began even with games initially going by the way of serve until Dolgopolov forced through a break of serve and despite Tomic's second-set comeback, the world number 36 failed to maintain his dominance and relinquished the match to his 23-year-old opponent.

Paul-Henri Mathieu
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