Bernard falls to Federer
Bernard Tomic has been bundled out of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament on Thursday by top seed Roger Federer.
Tomic fell 6-2 6-4 in just over an hour, seeing his record against the Swiss great drop to 0-3 in the process.
Despite both producing seven aces and one double fault, Federer’s serve was far more effective against the 19-year-old Australian.
He won 82 points on her first delivery, compared to Tomic’s 65, and never once faced a break point during the match.
Federer will meet 10th seed Mardy Fish in the quarterfinals.
Despite the loss it was an encouraging week for the Australian, who won consecutive matches for the first time since the Munich event in early May.
His return to form comes just in time for the US Open, which begins the week after next in New York.