Tomic victorious on debut at Queen’s Club
Australian wildcard Bernard Tomic has knocked out 15th seed Andreas Seppi in the first round at Queen’s Club in London.
The talented teenager claimed a 6-3 5-7 6-3 win during a rain-interrupted match at the grass court tournament.
During the one hour and 41 minute match Tomic showed off the skills that have made him the highest-ranked 17-year-old in the world (260).
Tomic began confidently and was leading 4-2 in the first set when rain suspended play for an hour-and-a-half.
He returned to claim the set 6-3 in just 26 minutes.
Seppi broke the Australian in the first game of the second set and went on to take it 7-5.
But Tomic was back in command in the decider, breaking the Italian’s serve early in the set and cruising to victory.
He will face Xavier Malisse from Belgium in the second round.
Tomic is the only Australian left in the singles draw.