Del Potro ousts Bernard in Washington
Top seed Juan Martin del Potro had too many weapons for Bernard Tomic on Thursday at the ATP Citi Open, beating the Australian 6-3 6-3 in the third round.
The Argentine, playing his first event since reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon, continued that form on the hardcourts of Washington DC, breaking Tomic’s serve four times en route to victory in just one hour and nine minutes.
Tomic, the 14th seed, did have some success on serve, out-acing del Potro eight to six on the Citi Open’s Stadium Court.
Yet once the serve was returned, the No.1 seed was too strong from the back of the court, setting up a quarterfinal match with seventh seed Kevin Anderson.
Tomic is expected to next head to the Rogers Cup ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal for to continue his preparation for the US Open, beginning Monday 26 August.