Bernard Tomic
15TH Aug 2012

Bernard eyes Federer clash

Bernard Tomic is relishing another crack at Roger Federer after posting back-to-back wins for the first time in almost four months.

In a US Open boost, Tomic safely progressed to the third round of the Cincinnati Masters.

Tomic’s victory broke an 11-tournament run without successive wins and set up a likely showdown on Thursday (Friday AEST) with Federer.

The world No.1, going for a fourth trophy in the US mid-west, still has to win his opening encounter against Russian Alex Bogomolov.

But 19-year-old Tomic, who advanced with seven aces and saved all six break points he faced against Baker, finds the looming challenge inviting.

“If I get the chance to play Roger, it will be very interesting,” said the world No.49, the only teenager in the top 50.

“I played him in the Australian Open fourth round and learned a lot from that match.

“I’m improving my game and getting stronger. People expect a lot from you and you have to keep working hard. But I think mine is paying off.

“I’ve still got a few more years to reach the peak of my game.”

  • Coach Chesterton

    Dear Readers, Bernard is a really really nice young man, I met him at a Charity event recently. Tennis insiders agree, don’t believe what you read in the tabloids. He will do well and develop into a top 10 player.

    My tip for you Mr Tomic against Roger, vary your game, don’t hit constant topspin at Roger. Use slice and odd spin on big points, use that long wing span of yours to cover the net, use your drop volley, take some risks! Study Henman v Federer 2001 Basel. He will attack the net on big points too, so prepare to lob him and give his back a good workout. Roachee has really worked on Roger’s touch shots, especially the drop shot and doubles style angles. You must innovate, take the game to the next era, like Becker did against Curren! Your unpredictable play will be your biggest weapon for this clash.

    (PS: thx 4 auographing my son’s racket, he has since smashed it hitting tennis balls… LOL… but it has been repaired )

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Benoit Paire DEFEATED Bernard Tomic 2-1 (RET) see previous results