Bernard Tomic of Australia returns to Roger Federer of Switzerland in their fourth round match at Rod Laver Arena during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 22 January 2012. EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT |
Fifth seed Bernard Tomic reached his first ATP World Tour clay-court quarter-final on Thursday as he edged Italian Potito Starace 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-3 in the second round of the BMW Open in Munich. The Australian trailed by a break of serve in the final set, but reeled off six of the last seven games to prevail in just over two hours.
Tomic was joined in the last eight by fellow Australian Marinko Matosevic, who won a second-round duel between two qualifiers, 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-2, against Colombia’s Robert Farah. The 26-year-old Matosevic is contesting his first ATP World Tour clay-court tournament and broke serve five times from 14 opportunities to reach his second quarter-final of the season.
The Statoil Masters Tennis tournament has added stars of the Special Olympics and two of the best wheelchair players in the world to its evening schedules of matches at the Royal Albert Hall on the 3rd and 4th December respectively.
Tennis Channel will provide exclusive live coverage of Switzerland's and France's Davis Cup final competition in Lille, France, this weekend, beginning Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. ET. The eyes of the sports world will be on Swiss star Roger Federer, who seeks to add an elusive Davis Cup championship to an already highly decorated legacy.
Five days after withdrawing from the World Tour Finals championship match against Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer is expected to be back in action when the Davis Cup final between Switzerland and France begins on Friday.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic delivered a muted celebration after securing his fourth Barclays ATP World Tour Finals crown on Sunday, when rival Roger Federer was forced to withdraw from the final with a back ailment. The Serb admitted that he was uncomfortable celebrating such a prestigious title considering the circumstances.
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have won their fourth season finale title in their sixth championship match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The top-seeded American twins captured their 103th team trophy with a 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-7 victory over seventh seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Sunday afternoon at The O2 in London.