CLARO OPEN COLOMBIA 2014
Tomic Races Through Bogota Opener
by ATP Staff|
Tomic, who made second-round exits at three grass-court tournaments over the past month, recorded his first win on hard courts since January, when he reached the Sydney final (l. to del Potro). The 21 year old had been sidelined for two months following the Australian Open, requiring double hip surgery.
Against the 140th-ranked Dustov, he fired 10 aces and dropped nine points on serve, while converting three of his four break point chances. Tomic awaits the winner between fifth-seeded Colombian and 2013 finalist Alejandro Falla and Japan’s Tatsuma Ito.
American Alex Kuznetsov set a second-round meeting with No. 3 seed Vasek Pospisil after beating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 7-6(3). Pospisil will be making his first appearance since winning the Wimbledon doubles title with Jack Sock.