Bernie looking to bounce back at Eastbourne
Bernard Tomic will attempt to fine tune his game in the build-up to Wimbledon at the grasscourt event at Eastbourne this week.
Tomic will contest the combined ATP/WTA event on England’s south coast despite pulling out of the doubles at Queen’s due to a hamstring problem.
Sam Stosur and Marinko Matosevic will also compete at the final tune-up event for Wimbledon, which begins next week.
Tomic, 20, tweaked his hamstring during a first-round loss to Victor Hanescu at the French Open.
He said he wasn’t troubled by it during a narrow defeat to German Benjamin Becker at Queen’s on Tuesday but he pulled up sore, causing some concern over his fitness for the grasscourt Grand Slam.
The 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinalist faces British wildcard James Ward first up at Eastbourne, with potential meetings with fifth seed Kevin Anderson and second seed Gilles Simon awaiting after that.