ROGERS CUP 2012
Tomic Snaps Losing Streak, Faces Djokovic Next
by ATP Staff|
Australian Bernard Tomic will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Rogers Cup, after opening with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Michael Berrer on Monday in Toronto.
The 19-year-old Tomic fought off five of six break points faced on serve and broke Berrer twice en route to his 20th match win of the season. With the victory, he snapped a seven-match losing streak that had begun with a second-round exit in May at Roland Garros.
Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis improved to a 25-17 season record by defeating Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 6-3 in the final match Monday. Baghdatis, who had lost to eventual gold medallist Murray in the third round of the London 2012 Olympics Tennis Event last week, closed the match with an ace.
Jeremy Chardy extended Donald Young’s winless streak, which dates back to February, after capitalising on all three of his break point opportunities in the decisive set to claim the 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 win. Chardy will next play fellow Frenchman and No. 3 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Serbian Viktor Troicki beat Russia’s Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-4, 7-6(5) to set up a second-round clash with top Canadian Milos Raonic. The 33rd-ranked Troicki fired 16 aces and broke Bogomolov four times from 10 chances.
Spaniard Pablo Andujar will next confront eighth-seeded American John Isner after holding on to defeat Slovakian Lukas Lacko 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Andujar had led 4-2 in the second before Lacko came back to force a third set.
Meanwhile, 22-year-old Vasek Pospisil outbattled Italian Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(6) after two hours and 35 minutes. Pospisil had a chance to serve out the match at 5-3, held two match points in the next game and built a 6-3 lead in the third-set tie-break before finally clinching the win.