01ST Jun 2010

Bernard marches into main draw

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Bernard has won beaten New Zealander Daniel King-Turner in the final round of qualifying to secure a spot in the main draw of the AEGON Trophy Challenger in Nottingham, Great Britain.

In his first grasscourt tournament for the year, Tomic quickly adapted to the surface to win three consecutive qualifying matches.

The teenager accounted for compatriot Brydan Klein 7-5 6-3 in the first round, Great Britain’s Scott Sears 6-0 6-2 in the second round and King Turner 6-4 7-6(5) in the final round.

Speaking before his match against King-Turner, Tomic said he was pleased with his form so early in the grasscourt season.

“Today went well. I played pretty good. I’ve now got a real chance of qualifying here this afternoon which means a lot because I’ve never played at Nottingham before,” he said.

“I’m really enjoying the tournament, I love being in England so it would be good to carry on with the good results.”

Tomic joins four other Aussies in the main draw including Davis Cup teammate Carsten Ball, Matt Ebden, Chris Guccione and Greg Jones.

The Queenslander has been drawn to play third seed Kevin Anderson from South Africa in the first round.

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