12TH Mar 2011

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.

 

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