Tomic too strong for Bedene
Bernard Tomic has opened his grasscourt season on the perfect note with a win over Britain's Aljaz Bedene in 's-Hertogenbosch.
Second-seeded Bernard Tomic has marched through to the quarterfinals of the ATP Ricoh Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch following a routine 6-4 6-3 win over Britain’s Aljaz Bedene.
Tomic will now face Nicolas Mahut for a place in the last four.
“Some of my best results have been on grass,” Tomic said.
“I think grass is probably best suited to my game, so I’m happy to be here this week.
“I know I’m very dangerous on grass, and this will give me the confidence to play also well at Wimbledon. So it starts here.”
The French eighth seed defeated fellow countryman Paul-Henri Mathieu 4-6 6-1 6-4.
Wildcard Stefan Kozlov upset fourth-seeded Steve Johnson 6-3 6-4 and fifth-seeded American Sam Quarry fired 11 aces and never faced a break point in beating Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 6-4.
On the women’s side on the Rosmalen grass courts, third seed Kristina Mladenovic rallied to beat qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 5-7 6-3 6-4.
CoCo Vandeweghe beat Nao Hibino 6-2 6-3 and Madison Brengle outlasted Richel Hogenkamp 7-5 5-7 7-5.