Tomic qualifies for Wimbledon
Bernard Tomic has set up a first round meeting with former world No.3 Nikolay Davydenko at Wimbledon after negotiating his way through the final round of qualifying.
Tomic won through qualifying for the second successive year, downing Monaco’s Jean-Rene Lisnard 6-1 6-4 6-1 in his final round match.
Davydenko, the 29th seed, does not have a great record at Wimbledon and has been unable to reach the same heights following a wrist injury at the beginning of last year.
The teenager, who made his debut in the Wimbledon main draw last year when he was beaten by American Mardy Fish in the first round, was excited to again be part of the main action.
“It’s really great, I’m really happy like I did last year, I’m happy with the way I played and hopefully I can play well now in the main draw,” Tomic told tennis.com.au.
“It’s really hard when it rains and sometimes it can play into your opponent’s favour. I’m happy I won the first set before the rain came in and really happy to win the match.”
His best performance in a major occurred in January when Tomic reached the third round of the Australian Open, turning in an impressive display against world No.2 Rafael Nadal.