British number one Cameron Norrie shook off some early nerves to beat teenage wildcard Luca Nardi in the Italian Open first round.
Norrie, 26, was pushed at times by the 18-year-old Italian, who was buoyed by a partisan crowd, but served well in the key moments to win 6-4 6-4.
Norrie, who won 87% of first-serve points, faced two break points in his opening service game before settling.
"I need to clean up a lot of errors," ninth seed Norrie told Amazon Prime.
"But I was pleased how I turned it around after that start though.