Tomic beats Golubev, saves ranking

Written By Unknown on Senin, 16 Juni 2014 | 23.41

Bernard Tomic has avoided a ranking slide by beating Andrey Golubev. Source: Steve Bardens / Getty Images

BERNARD Tomic has averted a rankings crisis — for now — after charging into a second-round clash with top-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the AEGON International in Eastbourne.

Tomic swept to a 6-4 6-4 over talented Kazakhi Andrey Golubev after producing an erratic, angry start.

The Queenslander was warned for ball abuse — after winning the point — in the sixth game of the match.

Seemingly distracted by noise from adjoining court one at the quaint Devonshire setting, Tomic swatted a ball into the car park.

He early swished his racquet in frustration and spoke in Croatian repeatedly towards his courtside support crew, led by his coach and father John.

Umpire Mohamed Layhani issued the warning, prompting Tomic to settle but not before another long exchange with Layhani at the next change of ends.

Needing to at least repeat his 2013 run to the quarter-final to avoid another rankings slide — he currently sits at No 82 in the world — Tomic was too strong for Golubev.

The Australian hit 12 aces and three double faults and undoubtedly should have won by a greater margin.

He converted only two of 10 break point opportunities, albeit in windy, overcast conditions.

Tomic will seek to avenge a listless first-round French Open defeat to Wimbeldon semi-finalist Gasquet as he bids to intensify Wimbledon preparations.

Victorian qualifier Chris Guccione was dispatched 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 by French sixth seed Gilles Simon.

The Victorian lost serve only once in a serve-dominated contest, delivering 13 aces to Simon's 15.

Anda sedang membaca artikel tentang

Tomic beats Golubev, saves ranking

Dengan url

Anda boleh menyebar luaskannya atau mengcopy paste-nya

Tomic beats Golubev, saves ranking

namun jangan lupa untuk meletakkan link

Tomic beats Golubev, saves ranking

sebagai sumbernya

0 komentar:

Posting Komentar Techie Blogger Techie Blogger