- 21 October 1992
- Stuttgart, Germany
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
- 193 cm
- 77 kg
- Started playing tennis:
- Age 7
- John Tomic
Bernard came to Australia when he was three-and-a-half years old. His father, John, started work driving taxis while his mother, Ady, secured employment as a biomedical scientist. Throughout his early tennis development, Bernard hit with several practice partners in his home state of Queensland while his father fed balls and instructions from the sidelines. Bernard was seven when he started playing tennis and made a huge impact on the international junior circuit when he won the prestigious American tournaments, the Eddie Herr, in 2004, and three Orange Bowl events. His short-term ambition is to continue on the ITF junior circuit, win all the Grand Slam tournaments and reach the summit of men’s tennis. He would love to play Roger Federer and ‘spend time with him’. Bernard loves lobster, pizza and sweets. He has many sporting heroes including Pete Sampras, Lance Armstrong, Ian Thorpe and Michael Jordan. In music, he has a penchant for Eminem and 50 Cent.
Bernard Tomic is quickly establishing himself as the next great player in the world of tennis. Recognised as one of Australia’s rising stars, he has built an impressive resume whilst playing on the junior circuit and transitioning to the professional circuit. He is currently the youngest player inside the world top 100, finishing the 2011 season ranked as world No.42.
He made a stunning breakthrough at Wimbledon 2011, as the world No.158 he qualified for the main draw and went onto to become the youngest man to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club since Boris Becker in 1986.
In 2004, Tomic won the prestigious Orange Bowl Junior tournament under-12 championship, in 2006 he took the 14/u title, and in 2007 he captured the 16/u title, showing a level of consistency very rarely found in players his age.
Bernard defeated the No. 4 seed to reach the third round of the US Open Boys’ Singles in 2007 and played a key role in helping Australia win the Junior Davis Cup final against Argentina. Aged 16, he achieved a career-high ITF ranking of 19 after winning the ITF Kentucky International Junior Tennis
In 2008 at the age of 15, Bernard became the youngest player in history to win the Australian Open boys’ singles title. He helped Australia win the Junior Davis Cup final against Argentina in 2007, and reached the semifinal of the boys’ singles at Wimbledon in 2008. In 2009 he added the US Open boys’ championship to his collection.