Australian teenager made a winning start to his campaign at the BMW Open in Munich, Germany with a straight sets win over Belgian Oliver Roochus. Tomic won 6-4, 6-3 to move into the second round of the event. It was his 15th match win of the season on the tour.
“I think I played very good from the baseline,” commented Tomic. “I served really good and I think I also played the big points at the right time. Those little key changes in the match made me win. It’s a different feeling now, being seeded for an [ATP World Tour] 250 event. I feel very confident the way I’m playing now on clay as of two weeks ago. I think I’ve got a very good chance to play well and go deep into the tournament.”
At the Serbian Open, Marko Djokovic, younger brother of world no. 1 Novak, lost to Italian Filippo Volandri 6-3, 6-1 in one hour. The younger Djokovic has yet to win a main draw match on the ATP Tour.
Croatian Ivan Dodig beat Romanian Adrian Ungur 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4 to move into the second round.
(5) B Tomic defeats O Rochus 64 63
S Giraldo defeats S Darcis 64 63
Serbia Open 2012
F Volandri defeats M Djokovic 63 61
D Lajovic defeats E Donskoy 75 64
I Dodig defeats A Ungur 62 67(4) 64
(5) D Istomin defeats P Mathieu 75 61
(6) R Haase defeats S Bolelli 63 62
P Lorenzi defeats E Roger-Vasselin 36 76(2) 64