Bernard ousted in Paris first round
Australian Bernard Tomic on Monday fell in a tight three-set, first-round loss at the ATP Paris Masters.
In a a fiercely contested match that could have gone either way, Spain’s Feliciano Lopez outlasted Tomic 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(1).
The Australian qualifier had a better first-serve percentage for the match and committed fewer double-faults, but could not stay with the veteran Spaniard in the deciding third-set tiebreaker.
Lopez will meet Stanislas Wawrinka with the Swiss seventh seed looking to wrap up his first appearance at the season-ending London Masters with a good run this week.