Bernard Tomic of Australia hits a return against Andreas Seppi of Italy during his victory on Day 4 of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth; TONY ASHBY/AFP/Getty Images
05TH May 2014

Encouraging return to courts for Bernard

Despite falling in his final round qualifying match at the Mutua Madrid Open, it’s been an encouraging return to the courts for Bernard Tomic.

The 21-year-old fell 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4 to experienced German Benjamin Becker at the weekend, just his third match in three months following double-hip surgery.

Earlier in Madrid qualifying, the Queenslander scored a 6-4 6-4 victory over Frenchman Michael Llodra, his first match win since the Apia International Sydney in January.

It prompted this Facebook post from trainer Alastair McCaw: “A victory in more ways than one today in Madrid for Bernie Tomic! After double hip surgery and months of rehab, he won his first match on clay today. I’m one happy trainer!”

Tomic was forced to retire from his first-round match at the Australian Open against Rafael Nadal, and played only one match – a straight-sets loss in Miami – between that event and the Madrid Masters.


  • Alex Robak

    I heard you had a rough match with Benjamin Becker. I hope you will be ready for the french open this year. I think for now you should try and at least stay in the top 100 for this season if you can. It must be difficult to set you targets too high after your setbacks.

  • Anonymous

    good luck in the tournament in Nice Bernie,more time on court will do wonders for your game!We can’t wait to have you back in the winner circle soon.Go Get em champ and do all us aussies living abroad proud !!! Aussie Ant

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Italian Open, R64
Benoit Paire DEFEATED Bernard Tomic 2-1 (RET) see previous results