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AUSTRALIAN ADVANCES IN JAPAN OPEN

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Ninth-seeded Mark Kartzmann of Australia survived a tie-breaker in the second set to defeat compatriot Pat Cash 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 in the first round of the $1,150,000 Japan Open at the Ariake Colosseum on Monday.

Cash, who severed his achilles tendon in last season in the Japan Open, was playing his third tournament of the season.