Bernard Tomic celebrates his second-round victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis at Brisbane International 2015; Getty Images
15TH Jan 2015

Bernard brilliant in beating third seed

Bernard Tomic is through to the quarterfinals of Apia International Sydney 2015 after beating third-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.

The 22-year-old recorded a 6-3 6-4 victory in less than an hour.

Tomic will now face Luxembourg left-hander Gilles Muller for a place in the last four.

The Australian claimed he’s playing better now than he was 12 months ago and believes he needs to maintain his newfound aggressive approach if he wants to become a top-five player.

“If I want to stay where I am in the world and be 30, 40, 50 in the world I can always do that with my talent and the way I play,” he said.

“If I want to be up there in the top five in the world, I have to be aggressive and build my game to move in the court and really be an aggressive player with a big serve

“You have to realise if you want to be winning Grand Slams in the future it’s going to come down fitness and strength.

“You want to save as much time as you can in the earlier rounds. This is what I’ve come to learn, that fitness and time on court is a big thing.”

It was only the second time the world No.71 had faced Kohlschreiber, who’s been in and around the top 20 for the last five years, but it was the first time he’d beaten the 31-year-old.

He did so with precision serving, baseline power and by immediately taking charge of points, forcing errors from the German’s racquet and rapidly moving through his service games.

“I need to start from that first point and confident in my shots and be very warm and focused from the start,” he said.

“These last two matches I did do it.”

  • Anonymous

    REALLY PROUD of how you played in Brisbane and Sydney.2 Quarter final appearances,will give you plenty of confidence,heading into the AUSTRALIAN OPEN.
    GO WELL BERNIE.I’ll be cheering you on.
    Aussie Ant

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to following your progress at INDIAN WELLS 2015.”Lets continue your very consistent form this year BERNIE, you” REALLY DESERVE EVERY SUCCESS.”
    GO BERNIE GO!!!
    Aussie Ant

  • Anonymous

    Lets keep up this winning form,”BERNIE,,YOU ROCK!!!! ,Its great to see the hard work and consistency is continuing to pay off.Keep it going.”ALWAYS PROUD OF YOU”,as you continue to compete against the best in the world.AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI!!!!
    Aussie Ant

  • Anonymous

    Big congratulations on another ,important win in Indian Wells against Kokkinakis today.Proud of the mental fortitude and patience you showed against a really talented young gun.Happy you are through to your 1st Masters1000 .Quarterfinal.Go BERNIE GO!!!!

    Aussie Ant

  • Anonymous

    Hoping the hip/lower back isn’t a reoccurring problem from the past,and its able to come right with suitable rest and physio .Get that wisdom tooth seen too quick smart, so you can continue with your rise up the rankings and continue with you good run of form.
    Always believing in you Bernie.
    Aussie Ant

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on the continued rise up the rankings Bernie. Keep up the hard work and more success will follow.Hoping Miami can continue to be provide you with further match wins. SHOW NO FEAR AND CONTINUE TO PLAY WITH CONFIDENCE
    Aussie Ant

  • Anonymous

    Really happy to see you continuing to climb up the rankings Bernie.You really deserve every success.Wishing you well as the clay court season gets underway.YOU CAN DO IT BERNIE,WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!! ”GO AUSSIE GO”
    Aussie Ant

Latest Result

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