Tomic sails through to second round

Written By Unknown on Senin, 23 Juni 2014 | 23.40

Australia's Bernard Tomic has won his first round match at Wimbledon. Source: CARL COURT / AFP

BERNARD Tomic has delivered on his vow to reproduce quality grass court tennis, surging into a second-round Wimbledon stoush with Tomas Berdych.

Tomic schooled Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-4 6-3 6-2 in an impressive reminder of undoubted shotmaking talent that will not have escaped the attention of anybody in his section of the draw.

Left uncertain after early round setbacks at Queen's club and Eastbourne, Tomic banished the ghosts of those failures with a runaway performance against outclassed Donskoy.

Tomic's success earned him another shot at sixth seed Berdych, who rallied from an unsteady start to destroy Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-4 6-3.

Berdych eliminated Tomic in the fourth round here last year.

Although clearly dominant, Tomic had to wait until the eighth game of the first set to impose his superiority.



Ironically, he broke serve with a dead-bounce net cord winner — and then, serving for the set at 5-3 unravelled with a string of unforced errors as Donskoy broke back.

That jolt was the prompt Tomic needed to elevate his languid game.

He immediately regathered and lost only five of the next 18 games.

An All England Club quarter-finalist in 2011, Tomic needed to win at least a round this season to prevent a ranking fall to outside the top 100.

Currently sitting at world No 86 — well shy of a career-high No 27 — Tomic is a different player on grass, as evidenced by the contrast from his underwhelming claycourt results.

Serving brilliantly, Tomic hit 11 aces with only one double fault.

And he was far more assertive off the ground, thumping 35 winners and breaking serve five times.

Defending champion Andy Murray, Russian Mikhail Youzhny and Latvian Ernests Gulbis were among the first seeded winners.

Gilles Simon, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Blaz Rola also advanced.

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