Bernard set for Sydney
Bernard Tomic will return to the Apia International Sydney in January, the site of his first ATP title in 2013.
Tomic will join compatriot and US Open doubles partner Nick Kygrios in the men’s draw at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre event, to be held on 11-17 January 2015.
The Queenslander started 2014 with a bang, returning to the Apia International Sydney final where he went down in front of a record crowd to then world No.5 Juan Martin del Potro.
With injuries on the mend, the 21-year-old is aiming to rise back into the world’s top 30 and add another Sydney title to his resume.
“[Sydney] brings back a lot of memories. This year I was feeling much more confident and managed to get through to the final. It was amazing playing under the feeling of defending your title,” said Tomic.
“I enjoy the city so much, the tournament is very, very good so if I can bring something different this year it would be a huge bonus for me and I’d really like to win it again.”
“Bernard obviously has a great history here in Sydney,” said Apia International Sydney tournament director Alistair MacDonald.
“We see every year that Australian’s love watching their local heroes, and these are three of the biggest stars in Australian tennis. Both men’s and women’s fields are shaping up to be as strong as ever and we hope Sydney fans will once again get out and support the Aussies.”