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New York Times Sports:
Bernard Tomic, a home favorite at the Australian Open, dispensed with the Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco in five sets on the opening day of the tennis tournament.
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One of the biggest surprises of the first day of Australian Open is perhaps the lost of Fernando Verdasco to a young and promising Canadian Bernard Tomic. 19-year old Bernard has just...
Bernard Tomic almost blew his big moment on Monday.
Given center stage on the opening day of the Australian Open, the host country's best hope of a men's Grand Slam champion since Lleyton Hewitt, lost the first two sets to Fernando Verdasco on Rod Laver Arena.
The 19-year-old Tomic, though, kept plugging away and eventually won his first-round match 4-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6...
The draw for a major can be very cruel. It can produce gross mis-matches when a top ranked player plays someone outside the top 100. It can also provide very easy draws for a mid-level player who has to play a couple qualifiers to make it to the third round. For others, and today, Fernando Verdasco, it can be a killer. Seeded 22nd, he drew 35th ranked Australian favorite Bernard...
Don't touch me I might shock youFashion #fail: Above was Fernando Verdasco's Adidas kit 'Electricity With High Energy'. I usually love Adidas outfits, but I think they needed to turn the energy down just a smidge.
Best quote about his oufit:
He's a man who's not uncomfortable with his looks. Any man who's prepared to be an underwear model is not...
He said it was torture but, after getting the Australian Open off to a gloriously dramatic start, Bernard Tomic admitted that he was "so happy" with himself.
And so he should be. Playing for four hours in blustery, enervating heat on Rod Laver Arena, Tomic battled back from two sets to love down to beat the experienced Spanish left-hander, Fernando Verdasco, 4-6, 6-7(3...
MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Day one at the 2012 Australian Open saw most of the seeds advance with the biggest upset of the day saw No 22 seed Fernando Verdasco beaten by young Australian Bernard Tomic in five sets.
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Given center stage on the opening day of the Australian Open, Bernard Tomic, the host country's best hope of a men's Grand Slam champion since Lleyton Hewitt, lost the first two sets to Fernando Verdasco in Rod Laver Arena before fighting back to win.