Tomic through to second round
Bernard Tomic has survived a scare to move into the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The 18-year-old Australian was granted a wildcard by tournament directors on the back of some eye-catching performances during the Australian summer.
In a tense one hour and 48 minute affair, Tomic finally broke the Bopanna-imposed shackles with a crucial service break in the third set after the first two sets ended in tiebreaks to win 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 6-4.
The win means Tomic will face 16th seed Viktor Troicki in the second round. The18th-ranked Serb enjoyed a first-round bye and looms as a formidable barrier for Tomic.