23RD May 2009

Hewitt to meet Kohlschreiber

PHOTO: Ella Ling

PHOTO: Ella Ling


Bernard Tomic has been drawn to meet German 29th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round of the French Open, which begins on Sunday.

Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt are Australia’s only two representatives in the men’s singles.

The 16 year old faces a tough task against Kohlschreiber in the first round, with Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero possibly waiting for him in the second.

Tomic’s agent Lawrence Frankopan said the teenager, who thrilled crowds at this year’s Australian Open, was excited just to be included in the draw.

“But being drawn against anyone who is seeded is tough but you are in a grand slam to see how good you are against the best in the world,” Frankopan said.

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