Tomic bows out at first hurdle
Bernard Tomic succumbed to the inspired play of Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur, exiting the US Open in the first round on Tuesday.
Bernard Tomic was upset in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday by Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.
The Australian, seeded 17th, fell 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-6(0) on Old Grandstand court.
After dropping the first two sets, Tomic looked to be coming back as he took the third and then went up a break in the fourth.
Yet Dzumhur broke back in the eighth game and then romped through the ensuring tiebreak, sealing a spot in the second round.
Tomic reached the third round in New York last year before bowing to Richard Gasquet.
His defeat in 2016 scuppered hopes of a first-time showdown with Nick Kyrgios later this week; the two seeded Australians had been projected to meet in the third round.
“I think everyone sort of looked far ahead and prospected me and Nick in the third round,” he said.
“I think everyone wanted to see that. The media was too focused on that.
“I didn’t give everyone what they wanted. So full credit to the player I played today.”