26TH Aug 2011

Tomic eyes clash with Federer

Bernard Tomic has drawn a potential third-round clash against five-time champion Roger Federer at this year’s US Open.

The Australian teenager is due to make his first senior appearance at Flushing Meadows against a qualifier next week.

However the Wimbledon quarterfinalist faces the prospect of much stiffer opposition in the second round.

If he advances, Tomic must defeat the winner of 2009 quarterfinalist Marin Cilic and American young gun Ryan Harrison for a shot at the Swiss maestro.

The Queenslander planned on finalising his preparations this week but the weather in New York was threatening to cause havoc with players’ preparations.

Players had to deal with soggy conditions on Thursday with Hurricane Irene threatening to lash the city over the weekend.


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