The 27-year-old won 6-4 6-0 3-6 6-1 to earn a clash with either No 14 seed Jack Sock or Jiri Vesely
ALJAZ BEDENE cruised into the second round of the French Open.
Bedene kept his cool in the muggy heat as opponent Ryan Harrison huffed and puffed and complained about some poor calls from the line judges.
The British No 3 won 6-4 6-0 3-6 6-1 to earn a clash with Jiri Vesely after the big-serving Czech upset No 14 seed Jack Sock in straight sets.
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Bedene held his nerve in the opening set after letting an early break slip and despite finding first serves hard to come by for long periods.
From 3-4 behind, he won nine games in a row, including an 18-minute second-set bagel during which Harrison allowed the bad officiating to get under his skin.
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The American saved his energy for the third set, which he took after breaking the Bedene serve when the Brit fluffed a smash in the second game.
But Bedene rediscovered his better tennis and sealed it with an ace to guarantee there will be at least one British player in the second round.
Andy Murray, Jo Konta and Kyle Edmund all start their campaigns tomorrow.
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