Bernard handed good US Open draw
Aussie No.1 Bernard Tomic has been dealt a favourable draw at the 2012 US Open, scheduled to take on Argentine Carlos Berlocq in his opening match.
Tomic, who has landed in the same half of the draw (bottom) as compatriot Lleyton Hewitt, is projected to meet 20th seed Andy Roddick in the second round.
Yet facing Roddick is possibly not the formidable assignment it once was – the American has been increasingly plagued by injuries and has fallen early at US Open tune-up events in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem.
Tomic, who since hitting North American hardcourts is beginning to rediscover the form that took him to the world’s top 30, could face No.10 seed Juan Monaco in the third round, should he advance to that stage.
The highest seeds in his quarter are No.2 Novak Djokovic and seventh seed Juan Martin del Potro, both US Open champions.
The US Open kicks of on Monday 27 August at Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows, New York.