Bernard Tomic

  • Tomic loses shortest match on record 21-03-2014 08:54 AM

    Key Biscayne: Australia's Bernard Tomic lost the shortest completed ATP match on record Thursday, lasting only 28 minutes at the Sony Open in his first tournament since undergoing surgery on both hips. Ending a two-month layoff, Tomic won just 13 points and lost to Jarkko Nieminen 6-0, 6-1. It was...
  • Boos were unfair, I had an injured groin, says Tomic 15-01-2014 12:17 PM

    Being booed and jeered by the crowd after withdrawing from his Australian Open match against Rafael Nadal was 'pretty unfair', Bernard Tomic said on Wednesday, adding he could have faced a four month injury absence had he continued playing. The 21-year-old Australian, who has been criticised in the past for...
  • First-round retirements at Australian Open equal record 15-01-2014 10:41 AM

    Melbourne: The nine first-round retirements at the Australian Open - eight men and one woman - equaled a record for the most retirements or walkovers in a single round at any Grand Slam in the Open Era. Tournament officials on Wednesday said that there were also nine retirements in the...
  • Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in 2nd round at Australian Open 14-01-2014 04:29 PM

    Melbourne: After a day of searingly-hot temperatures that raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in cooler night temperatures under relatively easy circumstances. Nadal's Australian opponent Bernard Tomic, clearly bothered from the start by a leg injury, retired from the match...
  • Del Potro advances to Sydney International final 10-01-2014 11:02 AM

    Sydney: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Sydney International final with a 6-4, 6-2 win on Friday over Dmitry Tursunov. The 2009 US Open champion will play either defending champion Bernard Tomic or Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in the final. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was to play...
  • Nadal to face Tomic in round one of Australian Open 10-01-2014 08:36 AM

    Melbourne: World number one Rafa Nadal will play local hope Bernard Tomic in the first round of the Australian Open as he bids for a 14th grand slam title. The Spaniard faces a tough draw, with a potential fourth round clash with 16th-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori before a possible quarter-final...
  • Tomic father watches son play in Sydney despite ban 07-01-2014 03:02 PM

    Sydney: The father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic may be banned from the season-opening grand slam in Melbourne next week but it did not stop him cheering his son to victory at the Sydney International on Tuesday. Former taxi driver John Tomic was banned from receiving accreditation for all...
  • Tomic links up with Croatian coach during dad's ban 04-12-2013 12:29 PM

    Sydney: Australian number one Bernard Tomic has appointed Croatian Velimir Zovko as his new co-coach while his father John serves the remainder of a ban for assaulting his former training partner. Tomic, currently ranked 51st in the world, said he would continue to be coached by his father away from...
  • Sock, Gulbis advance at Stockholm Open 16-10-2013 08:59 AM

    Stockholm: American Jack Sock beat Australia's Bernard Tomic in straight sets on Tuesday to set up a second-round match with No.1-seed David Ferrer in the Stockholm Open. The 21-year-old Sock finished off Tomic 6-4, 6-2 in just under an hour. Fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia had more of a struggle...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters 09-10-2013 08:31 AM

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their first-round matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break...
  • Tomic's dad to be barred from Australian Open 02-10-2013 09:22 AM

    Melbourne: Bernard Tomic's father and coach John Tomic will be banned from the Australian Open in January following his assault conviction. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley told local media in comments published on Wednesday that John Tomic would not be allowed into Melbourne Park in any official capacity or...
  • Tomic, Matosevic crash out of Thailand Open 27-09-2013 04:41 PM

    Bangkok: Australian tennis players Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have both lost their second round matches at the Thailand Open here. Frenchman Gilles Simon claimed his 300th match win as he defeated Tomic 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP World Tour event while Matosevic lost...
  • Bernard Tomic reaches 2nd round at Thailand Open 24-09-2013 06:27 PM

    Bangkok: Bernard Tomic of Australia advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open when Ivo Karlovic of Croatia retired with a back injury while trailing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-2 on Tuesday. Tomic, a quarterfinalist in Bangkok last year, will next face 2006 champion Gilles Simon of France. Other winners...
  • Davis Cup: Australia returns to World Group 16-09-2013 08:43 PM

    Warsaw: Bernard Tomic defeated Poland's Lukasz Kubot to cement Australia's return to the Davis Cup World Group for the first time since 2007. Tomic, 20, defeated Polish No.1 Kubot 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 on Sunday to give Australia an unassailable lead in the best-of-five World Group playoff tie on clay. Tomic,...
  • Court rules Tomic's father guilty of assault 06-09-2013 05:39 PM

    Madrid: A Spanish court has found John Tomic, the father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, guilty of head-butting his son's former training partner last May. The court handed John Tomic an eight-month sentence, but he will not have to go to prison since he has no criminal record and...
  • Bernard Tomic digs deep to win tough US Open clash 27-08-2013 09:04 AM

    New York: Bernard Tomic fought where previously he had surrendered. Playing his first match at the US Open since he was accused of tanking by John McEnroe in a dispirited loss to Andy Roddick last year, the Australian rolled up his sleeves to survive a five-setter against Spaniard Albert Ramos...
  • No US Open credential for Tomic's father/coach 26-08-2013 09:04 AM

    New York: Bernard Tomic's agent asked the US Open to give the player's father a credential despite a tour-wide ban, and the US Tennis Association turned the request down, tournament spokesman Chris Widmaier said on Sunday. "We opted not to credential him," Widmaier said in an interview. "Our desire is...
  • Stosur, Tomic to team at Hopman Cup 20-08-2013 11:50 AM

    Perth: Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur will team with Bernard Tomic as hosts Australia attempt to break a 14-year title drought at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament. Stosur will play the event for the first time since 2010, while Tomic returns after beating world No. 1 Novak...
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms 30-06-2013 08:35 AM

    London: Russian Mikhail Youzhny loomed on Andy Murray's horizon and Australian Bernard Tomic hurtled back on to the grand slam radar as an unpredictable Wimbledon neared its halfway point on Saturday. Youzhny, the 20th seed, beat Viktor Troicki in straight sets to reach the last 16 while bad-boy Tomic continued...
  • Bernard Tomic beats Richard Gasquet to reach fourth round 29-06-2013 08:58 PM

    London: Playing well even though his father, who's also his coach, was barred from the tournament because of an assault case, 59th-ranked Bernard Tomic reached Wimbledon's fourth round by eliminating No. 9-seeded Richard Gasquet 7-6 (7), 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5) Saturday. Tomic, a 20-year-old Australian, hit 19 aces while getting...
  • Bernard Tomic advances with win over James Blake at Wimbledon 28-06-2013 12:07 AM

    London: Australian Bernard Tomic reached the third round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 win over American James Blake on Thursday. After his opening-round win Tuesday, Tomic said he would appeal Wimbledon's decision not to let his father and coach John Tomic on the grounds. The elder Tomic has...
  • Let my dad in, Australian Bernard Tomic pleads at Wimbledon 26-06-2013 08:34 AM

    London: Australian Bernard Tomic is asking Wimbledon to change its mind and lift its ban on his father attending the tournament. John Tomic faces a court case for allegedly assaulting his son's former practice partner, Frenchman Thomas Drouet, last month in Madrid. He has been suspended from attending ATP events...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into 2nd round at Wimbledon 25-06-2013 09:19 PM

    London: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic eased into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Florian Mayer of Germany on Tuesday. Bidding to win his second title at the All England Club, Djokovic was playing his first match of the year on grass after losing in the...
  • Bernard Tomic retires in 3rd set at French Open 28-05-2013 11:34 PM

    Paris: Australian player Bernard Tomic, whose father was banned from attending the French Open because of an assault investigation, retired from his first-round match at Roland Garros in the third set Tuesday. The 61st-ranked Tomic was treated for a right hamstring problem in the first set but played on until...
  • Tomic to play French Open despite off-court troubles 22-05-2013 01:18 PM

    Melbourne: Bernard Tomic will play at next week's French Open despite his off-court troubles - if only to keep some momentum going for the grasscourt season ahead, Tennis Australia's Todd Woodbridge said on Wednesday. Tomic's father John faced a charge of causing criminal injury in a Madrid court earlier this...
  • Bernard Tomic expected to play French Open 17-05-2013 03:31 PM

    Melbourne: Tennis Australia expects that Bernard Tomic will play in the French Open, despite coach John Tomic recently declaring his son's participation unlikely. The 20-year-old Tomic has resumed training after withdrawing from this week's Rome Masters following an assault case involving his father in Madrid, and has made no suggestion...
  • Help coming for Bernard Tomic after father's ban 08-05-2013 06:39 PM

    Melbourne: Australian tennis authorities have rushed to ensure Bernard Tomic receives support ahead of the French Open after his father and coach was suspended from ATP events pending an investigation into allegations of assault. John Tomic was charged with assault after allegedly head-butting Bernard's hitting partner, Thomas Drouet, on Saturday...