10TH Feb 2009

Tomic reaches Burnie quarters

Bernard competes on the Pro Circuit. PHOTO: JACINTA OATEN

Bernard competes on the Pro Circuit. PHOTO: JACINTA OATEN

Bernard has backed up his impressive showing at the Australian Open by reaching the quarterfinals of the Burnie International in Tasmania.

Tomic, who received a wildcard into the tournament, beat Japan’s Jun Mitsuhashi in the first round 4-6 7-6(3) 6-3 to set up a re-match with compatriot Marinko Matosevic.

The pair last met at the Perth International in December and it was another even contest this time around, with Tomic eventually victorious in three sets 6-0 4-6 7-6(6).

In Friday’s quarterfinals, Tomic went down to Optus Davis Cup teammate Peter Luczak 6-3 6-3.

Another Aussie rising star, Brydan Klein, took out the men’s singles title on Monday.

Latest Result

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