The American bounced back from a shock first-round defeat to World No. 388 Albano Olivetti at last week's Open 13 in Marseille to defeat the No. 97-ranked Beck in just 58 minutes. He improved to a 3-2 match record on the 2012 season and goes onto face either Mikhail Youzhny or Richard Gasquet.
In the first match of the day, Kazakhstani qualifier Andrey Golubev denied World No. 869 Marko Djokovic, younger brother of defending champion Novak Djokovic, his first ATP World Tour win, beating the Serbian wild card 6-3, 6-2.
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a stellar field that features eight of the world's Top 10 players. In Monday's evening session, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic plays his first match since winning the Australian Open when he takes on Germany's Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.