12TH May 2009

Bernard back in action

Bernard plays a backhand return. PHOTO:TENNIS AUSTRALIA

Bernard plays a backhand return. PHOTO:TENNIS AUSTRALIA

By tennis.com.au

Bernard has gone down in three sets to American Michael Yani in the first round of the Sarasota Open in Longboat Key, Florida today.

Playing his first tournament since winning the Maccabi Men’s Challenger in March, Tomic won his way through qualifying before succumbing to the American world No.249 in the first round of the USD$50,000 ATP Challenger Tour event.

Yani took the first set 6-4 before the Queenslander hit back to win the second set 6-3 and level the match.

In a tight final set, Yani prevailed in a tiebreaker 7-6 to clinch the match and advance to the second round.

Latest Result

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