Article with some post match quotes:
"Having played a few times and lost first round, it was a bit difficult - and especially at a young age, I think getting wildcards here was not my go."
Tomic had barely won a claycourt match before arriving in Europe last month, but has since chalked up seven victories on the slow red surface.
"It went better than I hoped. I struggled in matches last year and, the year before, I couldn't win a match on clay," said the 2011 Wimbledon quarter-finalist.
"Now to have played six, seven weeks and I've gone into some tournaments in the quarters and basically every tournament I played, I won a round - except Madrid.
"So it's good. I'm moving good. My body is feeling much stronger and I think this is going to help me a lot for the grasscourt season."
Tomic faces Santiago Giraldo, a Colombian he beat two weeks ago in Rome.
"It's a good opportunity," he said.
"If I can win that match and get into the third round here, it's huge for me.
"I haven't done well in the past, so every win is a bonus. That's the way I look at it."