13TH Sep 2009

Bernard storms into final

AAP

Bernard Tomic has stormed into the US Open junior boys’ final with back-to-back straight-sets victories in New York.

With rain washing out play on Friday and threatening to cause havoc again on Saturday (Sunday AEST), all junior matches were moved to an indoor complex outside of New York.

The third-seeded Tomic excelled on the faster surface, crushing Brazilian Tiago Fernandes 6-1 6-4 in the quarterfinals and then seeing off Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1 7-6(5) in the semis.

Seeking a second junior grand slam crown to add to his 2008 Australian Open title, 16-year-old Tomic will face unseeded American Chase Buchanan or French eighth seed Gianni Mina in the final at Flushing Meadows on Sunday (Monday AEST).

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