Tomic withdraws from doubles
Not wanting to jeopardise his singles campaign, Bernard Tomic has retired from his doubles match with Viktor Troicki due to hamstring soreness.
Bernard Tomic retired hurt during a doubles match a day out from his second-round singles clash with American veteran James Blake at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Tomic and Serbian Viktor Troicki were trailing Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Dane Frederek Nielsen 6-3 1-2 when Tomic retired complaining of hamstring soreness.
The Australian has battled a troublesome hamstring in recent weeks and it’s understood the move was precautionary with the world No.59 not wanting to jeopardise his singles campaign.
It came on a dramatic day at the tournament, when Victoria Azarenka and Jo Wilfried Tsonga were among seven other players to retire hurt due to injury.
Tomic came into the tournament with a pre-existing injury, suffered during the first round of the French Open last month.
He also pulled out of a scheduled doubles match alongside Lleyton Hewitt at Queen’s Club but did not appear troubled by the problem at Eastbourne last week, or in a tough five-set win over American 21st seed Sam Querrey at Wimbledon on Tuesday.