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Bernie starts this short grass season playing in Aegon Championships, London.

Stepanek vs Kukushkin
Smyczek vs Tomic
Mathieu vs Bedene
Bye vs Murray

Finally back on grass and with a good draw, Good luck :yeah:
 

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Did well to get out of jail in that 3rd set. Could easily have "gone away" but admirably stuck to the task and got the win.
 

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Good fight by Bernie. Did not get to watch it but followed the score live.
Bernie saved match point at 5-3 down in the second,with Radek serving, then broke back. Saved another in a long deuce game whilst serving at 4-5 (or maybe 5-6?). Then saved another 3 match points when down 2-6 in the tie-break, got it back to 5-6 but then Steponyourneck served it out.
So Bernie was fighting to the end. A much better display.
 

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:facepalm:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/tennis/bernard-tomic-beats-andrey-golubev-at-aegon-international-avoids-ranking-slide/story-fnhq6fym-1226956722748

Bernard Tomic beats Andrey Golubev at AEGON International, avoids ranking slide

BERNARD Tomic has averted a rankings crisis — for now — after charging into a second-round clash with top-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the AEGON International in Eastbourne.

Tomic swept to a 6-4 6-4 over talented Kazakhi Andrey Golubev after producing an erratic, angry start.
The Queenslander was warned for ball abuse — after winning the point — in the sixth game of the match.
Seemingly distracted by noise from adjoining court one at the quaint Devonshire setting, Tomic swatted a ball into the car park.
He early swished his racquet in frustration and spoke in Croatian repeatedly towards his courtside support crew, led by his coach and father John.
Umpire Mohamed Layhani issued the warning, prompting Tomic to settle but not before another long exchange with Layhani at the next change of ends.

Needing to at least repeat his 2013 run to the quarter-final to avoid another rankings slide — he currently sits at No 82 in the world — Tomic was too strong for Golubev.
The Australian hit 12 aces and three double faults and undoubtedly should have won by a greater margin.
He converted only two of 10 break point opportunities, albeit in windy, overcast conditions.
Tomic will seek to avenge a listless first-round French Open defeat to Wimbeldon semi-finalist Gasquet as he bids to intensify Wimbledon preparations.

Victorian qualifier Chris Guccione was dispatched 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 by French sixth seed Gilles Simon.

The Victorian lost serve only once in a serve-dominated contest, delivering 13 aces to Simon’s 15.
 

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A good result for Bernie. Rankings pressure may help him to focus and play his best tennis, with passion and energy.
 

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The commentators covering Eastbourne said he went back to the practise court after the match and practised for a few hours. Hard to believe but good if that's true.
 
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