Bernard Tomic in action at the ATP Citi Open in Washington DC, United States; Getty Images
30TH Jul 2014

Istomin ends Bernard’s run

Bernard Tomic’s six-match winning streak has come to an end, the Australian losing in the second round of the ATP event in Washington.

Tomic went down 6-4 7-6(6) to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan on Tuesday night, less than a fortnight after winning the Claro Open final in Bogota.

The 21-year-old followed the title triumph with a first-round win over Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez on Monday but couldn’t hold on against 15th seed Istomin.

It was Tomic’s first loss to the Uzbek in four career meetings.

The Australian very nearly forced a third set, breaking Istomin in the 10th game as the No.15 seed served for the match and moving ahead 6-5 on serve.

But despite an exemplary serving performance that begat 11 aces to no double faults throughout the match, Tomic was unable to eek out the second set tiebreak.

The Uzbek clinched it 8-6, sealing victory in 89 minutes.

He goes on to face the winner of the second round match between Julien Benneteau and Donald Young.

  • Anonymous

    Managed to catch this match online during the 2nd set,and I was willing you on all the way,Bernie.You really served well throughout the match,and were extremely unlucky not to send the match into a 3rd set.I’m really proud of your fighting aussie spirit.KEEP IT UP BERNIE!!! SO SO PROUD,TO BE SUPPORTING A FELLOW AUSTRALIAN as you battle the best on tour.Aussie Aussie Aussie OI OI OI!!!!
    Aussie Ant

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