Florian Mayer advances at Zabreb

Updated: January 31, 2011, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Fifth-seeded Florian Mayer has reached the second round of the Zagreb Indoors after rallying to beat Croatian wild card Franco Skugor 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6).

The 38th-ranked German, fresh off reaching the semifinals in Sydney and quarterfinals in Brisbane, converted three of 15 break points.

Also Monday, 84th-ranked Ivan Dodig of Croatia beat Marcel Granollers, seeded sixth, 6-3, 6-2.

In the other first-round matches, Michael Berrer of Germany beat Nikola Mektic of Croatia 7-5, 6-1, and Lukas Lacko of Slovakia defeated Marsel Ilhan of Turkey 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

In Tuesday's doubles, top-seeded Marin Cilic will team up with former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, who will make a one-time return to ATP competition.


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