21ST Jan 2009

Bernard goes down fighting

Bernard hits a return against Gilles Muller. GETTY IMAGES

Bernard hits a return against Gilles Muller. GETTY IMAGES

Bernard has gone down to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in his second round match at the Australian Open on Thursday.

After becoming the youngest player to win a main draw match at the Australian Open on Monday, Tomic started well against Muller, taking the first set 6-3 and looking at ease in front of a capacity crowd at Rod Laver Arena.

But the vastly more experienced Muller slowly wore down the 16-year-old to take the second set 6-1 and continued on to close out the match 6-4 6-2.

Muller served down 27 aces on his way to a third round match against Juan Martin del Potro.

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