03RD Jan 2011

Bernard bows out in Brisbane

Rising star Bernard Tomic has today crashed out in the Brisbane International first round.

The 18-year-old was beaten 6-2 6-2 by German seventh seed Florian Mayer in 53 minutes at Pat Rafter Arena on Monday.

Tomic was poised to turn heads at the Brisbane International after snapping up a third straight wildcard and arriving with a career-high 208 world ranking – 78 places better than he was 12 months ago.

But it was a case of third time unlucky for Tomic against an opponent ranked 171 places higher and nine years older.

Tomic lost to high-profile Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in 2009 and Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov in 2010.

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