Bernard bounced in Miami
Bernard Tomic found the going tough on Thursday at Miami’s Sony Open in his comeback to tennis following two months on the sidelines.
The Australian was trounced by Jarkko Nieminen at the Sony Open in Miami, falling 6-0 6-1.
It was the Queenslander’s first competitive outing following an injury-induced withdrawal against Nadal in the first round of the Australian Open, and subsequent hip surgery.
Tomic managed to win only 13 points as the Finn steamrolled through to a second round encounter against 22nd seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.
“This was the first match back after the operation. It’s all part of the rehabilitation process,” Tomic said.
“I’m not disappointed. I just have to keep working to improve my game.”