Lleyton Hewitt recorded his 600th career victory at the Miami Masters while young countryman Bernard Tomic became the fastest loser in ATP Tour history.
Former world No.1 Hewitt rallied to defeat Dutchman Robin Haase 2-6 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round while Tomic fell in his first match since January hip surgery 6-0 6-1 to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen.
Tomic, ranked 74th, crashed out in just 28 minutes and 20 seconds, the ATP’s shortest match by a minute.
The 21-year-old Tomic was playing for the first time since an injury retirement against Rafael Nadal in a first round match at the Australian Open.
Hewitt, 33, turned in another of the trademark fightbacks which have characterised a career that included grand slam crowns at Wimbledon in 2002 and the US Open in 2001.
The 44th-ranked Australian reversed course in the second set to reach the second round in just under two hours, with Haase saving a match point before exiting.
“It’s not something you focus on, to tell you the truth. I totally forgot,” Hewitt said of his 600th triumph. “Today was just like another match and an opportunity to go out there and play well.
“Obviously afterwards, it’s a great milestone. Not many people get to achieve that. Not many people get the opportunity to get close to that, so it means I’ve been around for an awfully long time as well. I’m getting old.
“A few years ago when I had the last couple lot of surgeries I probably would have doubted I’d get to this stage anyway. I’m still grateful I’m out there and able to compete with the best guys.”
Two Americans put out Argentines as Jack Sock defeated Guido Pella 6-3 6-4 and Ryan Harrison stopped Federico Delbonis 6-2 6-4.
France’s Stephane Robert beat Russian Alex Bogomolov 7-5 6-4 while compatriot Eduardo Roger-Vasselin defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-3).