Hewitt, Tomic ousted at European indoor events
Lleyton Hewitt has been bundled out of the first round of the Austrian Open on Tuesday while Bernard Tomic has exited the ATP Stockholm Open.
Lleyton Hewitt has been bundled out of the first round of the Austrian Open on Tuesday in a 7-6(6) 6-4 loss to Canada’s Vasek Pospisil.
Troubled by a wrist injury, Hewitt’s debut in the tournament lasted 95 minutes.
The 32-year-old never got his game cranked up in the face of a dozen aces from his opponent who won a tiebreaker first set and broke to start the second.
Hewitt could not convert on a pair of set points deep into the tiebreak.
“It was a tough match and conditions were a lot different than they’ve been the last few weeks in Asia,” said the Pospisil, ranked 40th who is hoping to advance enough in the rankings to claim an Australian open seeding.
Meanwhile, Bernard Tomic has made an early exit at the ATP Stockholm Open, losing in the first round to America’s Jack Sock.
The 20-year-old was beaten 6-4 6-2, giving Sock, ranked 97th in the world, his biggest win of the season.
Tomic, who recently slipped out of the world’s top 50, is coming off a second-round loss in Beijing, and a first-round loss at the Shanghai Masters.