22ND Jun 2010

Bernard beaten on debut

Australian qualifier Bernard Tomic has suffered a first-round loss in his Wimbledon debut on Monday.

The Queenslander went down 6-3 7-6(8) 6-2 to American Mardy Fish.

At 17 years and eight months, the talented Tomic was the youngest player in the 128-strong men’s draw, but was far from disgraced against the recent Queen’s Club finalist.

The two-time junior grand slam champion conjured a set point in the second-set tiebreaker, but missed his window of opportunity, before bowing out of the championships after one hour and 32 minutes.

The experienced Fish, whose career scalps include six-time All England Club champion Roger Federer, needed 25 aces to keep Tomic at bay.

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