BNP Paribas Open: Qualifier Ivo Karlovic saved one match point to reach second round

Last Updated: 09/03/13 4:31am

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Ivo Karlovic: Saved a match point to progress

Ivo Karlovic: Saved a match point to progress

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Ivo Karlovic survived a scare before edging out Jack Sock at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Karlovic, the former world No 14, needed to save a match point before finally beating the American wild card 3-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-2.

Karlovic will be joined in the second round by fellow qualifiers Matthew Ebden and Philipp Petzschner.

Ebden toppled Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3 4-6 6-4, while Petzschner registered a routine 6-4 6-4 win over Dmitry Tursunov.

James Blake was no match for Robin Haase as the American raced to a 6-3 6-4 win, while Nikolay Davydenko overcame Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (7-1) 6-2.

Marinko Matosevic will face 14th seed Juan Monaco in the second round after he breezed past Tommy Robredo 7-5 6-2, while Pablo Andujar recovered from a slow start to see off Steve Johnson 2-6 6-1 6-4.

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