Bernard Tomic of Australia
Aug 10, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bernard Tomic of Australia hits the ball against Joao Sousa of Portugal (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Reuters/Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Bernard Tomic of Australia took care of business in the first round of the 2015 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York beating Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina in four sets, 5-7 7-6 (4) 6-4 6-3 on Tuesday.

Tomic now advances to the second round where he’ll face fellow Australian in veteran Lleyton Hewitt, who beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov, who was forced to retire because of an injury. The scores were 6-0 7-6 (2) 2-0 in favour of Hewitt before the retirement.

Dzumhur kept pace with the Australian early and even won the opening but Tomic’s serve was on point in the first two sets when he had fired 12 aces. Overall, Tomic finished the match with 16 aces to Dzumhur’s six aces.

Tomic, who is seeded 24th in this event, won 73 per cent of his first serves against the Kazakh player.

"I don't like playing any of the Aussies," the 34-year-old Hewitt admitted to about his next match-up. "For me, in the position that I'm in now, trying to help these guys especially with Davis Cup and the rest of it, it's tough."

Also on Tuesday, one other Australian in the US Open field, the controversial and fiery Nick Kyrgios got booted out of the last Grand Slam event of the year after falling to Andy Murray of Great Britain in four sets, 7-5 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

Joining Kyrgios out of the tournament are other Australians John Millman, Matthew Ebden, James Duckworth, John-Patrick Smith and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Like Tomic and Hewitt, another Australian, Sam Groth advanced to the next round are Sam Groth beating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine after the latter retired.

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