Tomic earns Djokovic clash, Auger-Aliassime impresses again

Bernard Tomic saw off Thiago Monteiro in straight sets to set up a showdown with Novak Djokovic in Miami.

Bernard Tomic

Australian Bernard Tomic will face six-time champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Miami Open ATP.   -  Getty Images

World number one Novak Djokovic awaits Bernard Tomic in the second round of the ATP Miami Open, while Canadian sensation Felix Auger-Aliassime also progressed.

Australian Tomic saw off Thiago Monteiro in straight sets to advance at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami on Thursday.

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Auger-Aliassime was impressive again as he got past Casper Ruud in his opening-round match, which went the distance.

Spanish veteran David Ferrer, meanwhile, showed he still has plenty of fight left after eliminating Sam Querrey with retirement on the horizon.

- FORGOTTEN MAN TOMIC MOVES ON -

Tomic will face top seed and six-time Miami champion Djokovic following his 6-4, 6-1 victory over Monteiro. Touted as the future of Australian tennis, former world number 17 Tomic was due to face Tomas Berdych in the first round before the Czech withdrew.

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Monteiro stepped in and Tomic made light work of the Brazilian qualifier, with Djokovic awaiting the world number 81.

Meanwhile, Radu Albot secured a showdown with fourth seed Roger Federer after Matthew Ebden retired.

- AUGER-ALIASSIME RALLIES HIS WAY THROUGH -

The 18-year-old came from a set down to top Ruud 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Auger-Aliassime stunned Stefanos Tsitsipas en route to a third-round appearance at the Indian Wells Masters.

And he produced another impressive display as he rallied past his Norwegian opponent to set up a match against 29th seed Marton Fucsovics.

- FERRER ROLLS BACK THE YEARS -

The 36-year-old will retire in two months but he is not done just yet. Ferrer – featuring in his 17th and final Miami Open – accounted for American Querrey 6-3 6-2 in just 74 minutes.

"I enjoyed it a lot. It's Miami, a lot of people have supported me all these years. For me, it's a great experience to play in this new stadium," Ferrer said. "I'm really happy because I played really good... I am doing my goal, and my goal is to be competitive."

Next up is German second seed Alexander Zverev.