17TH Jan 2009

Tomic to meet Starace

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Bernard has been drawn to play Italian world No.70 Potito Starace in the first round of the Australian Open.

At the official draw on Friday, Tomic was one of seven Australian men’s names pulled out and is set to make his Grand Slam debut on either Monday or Tuesday at Melbourne Park.

It will cap a dramatic rise for the 16-year-old, who this time last year won the Australian Open Boys’ Singles Championships.

Latest Result

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