Another display that meets professional standards from Bernard Tomic
The Bernard Tomic rollercoaster ride continued at the Atlanta Open as the Australian beat compatriot Matthew Ebden to reach the quarter-final.
Tomic came into the event under a cloud as he lost in the first round in Newport as well as Wimbledon with the latter performance costing him his match appearance fee at the All England Club.
He appealed the Wimbledon fine, but it has been rejected.
The world No 108 then stunned fifth seed Frances Tiafoe in the first round in Atlanta and then saw off the challenge of Ebden, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) to reach his second quarter-final of the year after Turkey.
— BB&T Atlanta Open (@BBTatlantaopen) July 25, 2019
It will be another all-Australian affair in the last eight as Tomic will take on Alex De Minaur for a place in the semi-final after the third seed beat American Bradley Klahn 6-4, 6-4.
“I felt like I kept my focus pretty well,” De Minaur said.
“I didn’t drop serve, which was my main goal. I tried to make a couple of returns here and there and was fortunate enough to get the break.”
Second seed Taylor Fritz also had little problems in advancing as he surged past fellow American Kevin King 6-2, 6-3 to set up a clash against the unseeded Miomir Kecmanovic after the Serb upset eighth seed Ugo Humbert 6-2, 6-2.
— BB&T Atlanta Open (@BBTatlantaopen) July 26, 2019
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