Viktor Troicki, Flavio Cipolla, Pablo Andujar, and Matthew Ebden are through to the second round of 2012 Toronoto ATP tournament.
World No. 33 Serb Troicki faced 58th-ranked Russian Alexander Bogomolov Jr.. The latter made it to the second round of Toronto in 2011, but got eliminated straight away this year. Nevertheless, Troicki had to fight hard to earn his second round ticket. He was the one who gave away his serve first already in the second game of the match, but made a complete comeback and won the opening set. The second set was even more dramatic. Bogomolov went 5-1 up in the tie-break, but never made it to at least a set point. The Serb thus won six points in a row, sailing to a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory.
The encounter between 82th-ranked Estonian Jurgen Zopp and World No. 97 Italian Cipolla promised to be a tight match, but in the end lower ranked Italian took this one without much effort. Estonian lost two serves per set, therefore the end result 6-1, 6-2.
Spaniard Andujar and Slovak Lukas Lacko played a more exciting match. Andujar won the first set and took his opponent’s serve in the opening game of the next set. Lacko showed some fighting spirit and managed to turn the set around. Unfortunately for the Slovak, it was Andujar who regained focus and dominated the deciding set, claiming a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory after two hours and eight minutes of play.
Australian Ebden was the favorite against Canadian Peter Polansky, but had a nightmarish first set, in which the Polansky served him a bagel after mere twenty minutes of play. Ebden woke up eventually and managed to his find way into the second round. The result: 0-6, 6-4, 6-3.
All of the seeded players got a bye in the first round.