Wimbledon debut a dream come true
At 17 years and eight months, Tomic makes his main-draw debut on Monday as the youngest player in the men’s championship.
“I can’t describe it, can’t describe it,” he said on Sunday.
“It’s my first Wimbledon. I can’t say much, just happy to play that good to qualify. The day after I qualified, I started realising that I’m in Wimbledon here and it’s such a great experience that I’ve had the last few days.”
A two-times grand slam junior champion and youngest player ever to win a men’s singles match at the Australian Open, Tomic has previously contested three senior majors as a wildcard.
But he says winning his own way into a slam for the first time makes his long-awaited Wimbledon debut extra special.
Tomic faces a tough initiation against experienced American Mardy Fish, who made the final at Queen’s last week and also boasts a career win over Roger Federer.
“He’s a good player,” Tomic said.
“He can beat anyone and he’s beaten a lot of great players and there’s nothing I can do when he’s playing good.
“(But) you never know, I’m obviously a lot lot younger than him, so I’ve got nothing to lose.
“Knowing that you’ve earnt yourself into one of these majors, and I’m playing really good, I think if I play well, I’ve got a chance.”