Bernard Tomic in action during the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Getty Images
02ND May 2011

Tomic awarded French Open wildcard

Bernard Tomic in action during the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Getty ImagesBernard Tomic has been awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the French Open.

The Queenslander has continued his steady climb through the professional rankings, and at 174 is one of only three teenagers ranked in the ATP top 200. This will be his second appearance at Roland Garros.

He was last awarded a French Open wildcard in 2009 as a 16 year old.

Tomic’s best performances this year include qualifying for the Medibank Sydney International and an impressive third round appearance against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

He reached the final at the Caloundra Pro Tour event and semis in Burnie. More recently he won his first round match at the ATP Masters event in Indian Wells.

“Bernard is continuing to develop as a player and we’ve often seen him rise to the occasion and perform at his best at the big events,” Tennis Australia’s Director of Tennis Craig Tiley said.

A reciprocal agreement between the French Tennis Federation and Tennis Australia allows the latter to select two Australian players for the French Open which starts at Roland Garros on May 22.

 

 

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