Becker beats Bernard at Queen’s Club
Bernard Tomic has fallen in the opening round of the ATP Queen’s Club event 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(4) to German Benjamin Becker on Tuesday.
Tomic said he had only been able to recommence full training late last week due to a hamstring problem that forced him to retire during the first round at Roland Garros.
However he he did not feel the effects of the injury and considered it a strong hit-out to start the grasscourt season.
There were only three breaks of serve in a high-quality match with 105th-ranked Becker capitalising on a handful of Tomic mistakes in the deciding tiebreak.
Tomic is scheduled to team with Lleyton Hewitt in doubles at Queen’s this week before turning his attention to the event at Eastbourne next week.