BERNARD TOMIC

  • Gasquet enjoys birthday win over Tomic on grass June 19, 2014

    Topseeded Richard Gasquet celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday by beating Bernard Tomic of Australia 64, 36, 63 to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon International. The Frenchman, who won the event in 2005 and 2006 when it was held in Nottingham, has struggled with a back injury and is playing...
  • Tomic loses shortest match on record March 21, 2014

    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 the...
  • Boos were unfair, I had an injured groin, says Tomic January 15, 2014

    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 21yearold Australian, who has been criticised in the past for "tanking"...
  • Firstround retirements at Australian Open equal record January 15, 2014

    Melbourne: The nine firstround 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 first...
  • Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in 2nd round at Australian Open January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: After a day of searinglyhot temperatures that raised complaints from players, topseeded 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 after...
  • Del Potro advances to Sydney International final January 10, 2014

    Sydney: Topseeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Sydney International final with a 64, 62 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. Fifthseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was to play Tsvetana...
  • Nadal to face Tomic in round one of Australian Open January 10, 2014

    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 16thseeded Japanese Kei Nishikori before a possible quarterfinal with...
  • Tomic father watches son play in Sydney despite ban January 7, 2014

    Sydney: The father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic may be banned from the seasonopening 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 ATP...
  • Tomic links up with Croatian coach during dad's ban December 4, 2013

    Sydney: Australian number one Bernard Tomic has appointed Croatian Velimir Zovko as his new cocoach 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 tournaments...
  • Sock, Gulbis advance at Stockholm Open October 16, 2013

    Stockholm: American Jack Sock beat Australia's Bernard Tomic in straight sets on Tuesday to set up a secondround match with No.1seed David Ferrer in the Stockholm Open. The 21yearold Sock finished off Tomic 64, 62 in just under an hour. Fifthseeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia had more of a struggle as...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their firstround matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 64, 62 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break to lead...
  • Tomic's dad to be barred from Australian Open October 2, 2013

    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 as...
  • Tomic, Matosevic crash out of Thailand Open September 27, 2013

    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 64, 75 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the ATP World Tour event while Matosevic lost to...
  • Bernard Tomic reaches 2nd round at Thailand Open September 24, 2013

    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 67 (3), 64, 42 on Tuesday. Tomic, a quarterfinalist in Bangkok last year, will next face 2006 champion Gilles Simon of France. Other winners include Lukas...
  • Davis Cup: Australia returns to World Group September 16, 2013

    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, Australia's...
  • Court rules Tomic's father guilty of assault September 6, 2013

    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 the...
  • Bernard Tomic digs deep to win tough US Open clash August 27, 2013

    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 August 26, 2013

    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 to...
  • Stosur, Tomic to team at Hopman Cup August 20, 2013

    Perth: Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur will team with Bernard Tomic as hosts Australia attempt to break a 14year 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 Djokovic...
  • Youzhny looms for Murray, Tomic booms June 30, 2013

    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 badboy Tomic continued...
  • Bernard Tomic beats Richard Gasquet to reach fourth round June 29, 2013

    London: Playing well even though his father, who's also his coach, was barred from the tournament because of an assault case, 59thranked Bernard Tomic reached Wimbledon's fourth round by eliminating No. 9seeded Richard Gasquet 76 (7), 57, 75, 76 (5) Saturday. Tomic, a 20yearold Australian, hit 19 aces while getting 80...
  • Bernard Tomic advances with win over James Blake at Wimbledon June 28, 2013

    London: Australian Bernard Tomic reached the third round of Wimbledon with a 63, 64, 75 win over American James Blake on Thursday. After his openinground 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 been denied...
  • Let my dad in, Australian Bernard Tomic pleads at Wimbledon June 26, 2013

    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 June 25, 2013

    London: Topseeded Novak Djokovic eased into the second round of Wimbledon with a 63, 75, 64 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 semifinals...
  • Bernard Tomic retires in 3rd set at French Open May 28, 2013

    Paris: Australian player Bernard Tomic, whose father was banned from attending the French Open because of an assault investigation, retired from his firstround match at Roland Garros in the third set Tuesday. The 61stranked Tomic was treated for a right hamstring problem in the first set but played on until stopping...
  • Tomic to play French Open despite offcourt troubles May 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Bernard Tomic will play at next week's French Open despite his offcourt 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 month...
  • Bernard Tomic expected to play French Open May 17, 2013

    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 20yearold 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 he...
  • Help coming for Bernard Tomic after father's ban May 8, 2013

    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 headbutting Bernard's hitting partner, Thomas Drouet, on Saturday outside...
  • Tsonga, Tursunov make Open 13 semi-finals February 23, 2013

    Marseille: Gilles Simon upset defending champion Juan Martin del Potro of Agentina 6-4, 6-3 on Friday to set up an Open 13 semi-final against countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who saved five match points in a three-set victory against Australia's Bernard Tomic. Top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic also reached the...
  • Somdev Devvarman into Round 2 of Open 13; sets up clash with Bernard Tomic February 20, 2013

    Marseille: India's Somdev Devvarman also pulled off an upset as he beat Paire 76 (6), 67 (7), 64 on Tuesday. He will next face Bernard Tomic of Australia. Paire is ranked 339 places above Devvarman. Michael Llodra beat David Goffin of Belgium 62, 64 to reach the second round of the...