Tomic advances to Antalya quarterfinals
Bernard Tomic joins fellow Australian Jordan Thompson in the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Antalya.
Bernard Tomic is rediscovering his form on the eve of Wimbledon.
The 26-year-old Australian advanced to his first ATP quarterfinal of the season in the grasscourt event in Antalya. Tomic hit 11 aces in a 7-6(3) 6-3 win over German Peter Gojowczyk.
Tomic, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals as an 18-year-old in 2011 and has advanced to the second week three times at the All England Club, faces Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals.
Fourth seed Carreno Busta is a former world No.10, but has slipped to No.59 in the rankings. After a first-round bye, his second-round win over German qualifier Kevin Krawietz was his the first main-draw win on grass of his career.
Tomic, who last reached an ATP quarterfinal during his title-winning run in Chengdu in September last year, joins fellow Australian Jordan Thompson in the final eight.
Third seed Thompson, who is currently ranked a career-high No.45, faces defending champion Damir Dzumhur in the quarterfinals. It will be Thompson’s first meeting against the No.63-ranked Bosnian.