Tomic triumphs over Ramirez
By Tennis Australia
Queenslander Bernard Tomic, the No.5 seed at the Australian Junior Championships, has defeated No.1 seeded Cesar Ramirez of Mexico 6-4 6-3.
It was a big win for the highly fancied Tomic over the higher seeded Ramirez. Not only is Ramirez seeded higher he is also two years older than Tomic. But 15-year-old Tomic knows no bounds in his quest to become the second Australian junior champion in two years.
Tomic used his forehand to devastating affect and stepped up on the big points. For Ramirez it was a tough day at the office and he had difficulty at times with Tomic’s flat hitting.
Tomic was understandably happy with the win that has put him into the semifinals where he will play the No.8 seed Yuki Bhambri of India who upset third seeded Daniel Evans of Great Britain 7-6(5) 4-6 6-3.
“I came out firing, which I was pretty happy [with]” said Tomic after the match.
“I felt like I was on top of the game. From the first point I played I always played my best tennis when I needed it, which was a good bonus for me.”
For Ramirez it was a disappointing end to his championship campaign and despite his disappointment he didn’t make any excuses for his loss.
“I think he deserved to win today, I didn’t take my chances, I started really bad and made a lot of mistakes,” said Ramirez.
“He played really well in the important moments, the important points, so I think he deserved to win today.”
In the girls’ championships, West Australian Jessica Moore has continued her good form with a 6-4 6-0 win over Croatia’s Jasmina Tinjic. Moore will meet the No.10 seed Simona Halep in the semis.