01ST Sep 2008

Tomic aiming for second major

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

By Tennis Australia

World No. 2 Bernard Tomic’s US Open Juniors campaign begins at Flushing Meadows tonight.

The 15-year-old Queenslander faces qualifier Devin Britton, No.129, in the first round.

After winning the Australian Open Boys’ Championship in January, Tomic has had a strong year in Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and the semifinals at Wimbledon.

Matt Reid, No.20, lines up against the Dominican Republic’s Jose Hernandez, No.40, in his first-round match. Sydney-based Reid will be looking for his first second-round appearance at a Grand Slam tournament in 2008.

Brisbane’s Isabella Holland will be in action against Italian Anastassia Grymalska in the first round of the Girls’ Championships.

Holland, No.29, has had a great lead-up to the US Open, winning the Oceania Closed Junior Championships in Fiji two weeks ago. She will be looking to improve on her quarterfinals appearance at Wimbledon in July.

After battling it out in the singles, Holland then steps onto court in the first round of the girls’ doubles, partnering with American Madison Brengle.

Johanna Konta, who was knocked out of the singles draw overnight, takes to the court in the first of her doubles matches. Konta and her French partner Cindy Chala are the No.4 seeds, and will face American duo Asia Muhammad and Melanie Oudin.

Dane Propoggia, partnered by Brit Daniel Cox, also gets his doubles campaign underway, taking on Americans Tennys Sandgren and James Seal.

Boys’ singles first round:
[2] Bernard Tomic (AUS) v Devin Britton (USA)

Latest Result

Italian Open, R64
Benoit Paire DEFEATED Bernard Tomic 2-1 (RET) see previous results