Raonic topples Bernard in Tokyo
TOKYO, AFP – Bernard Tomic has been eliminated in the first round of the ATP Japan Open in Tokyo following a straight-sets loss to third-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic.
Tomic went down 7-6(3) 6-3 as Raonic slammed home 22 aces; the Aussies joined the likes of top seed Stan Wawrinka and French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the sidelines.
It was the first meeting between the pair.
The Canadian sealed victory in one hour and 15 minutes, setting up a second-round meeting with Austrian Jurgen Melzer.