Bernard Tomic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25022/all en Nieminen beats Australia's Tomic in record 28 minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/nieminen-beats-australias-tomic-record-28-minutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MIAMI (Reuters) - Finland's Jarkko Nieminen claimed the fastest ever ATP Tour win on Thursday by crushing Australian Bernard Tomic 6-0 6-1 in 28 minutes and 20 seconds to advance to the second round of the Sony Open.</p> <p>Tomic, the world number 74, had not played since retiring injured in the opening round of the Australian Open in January and won just 13 points in the shortest match since the Tour began keeping official records in 1991.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140321/nieminen-beats-australias-tomic-record-28-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:31:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6101117 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena survives first-set scare to win opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-serena-survives-first-set-scare-win-opener-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six-time winner Serena Williams survived a first-set scare before overcoming Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Thursday to power into the third round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters.</p> <p>The top-seeded defending champion will next face France's Caroline Garcia after dispatching her Kazak rival in one hour, 45 minutes.</p> <p>"The first set was really tough. She can make you play. She was hitting the ball well," Williams said.</p> <p>"I had to relax and try to keep my intensity and just try to get the win."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-serena-survives-first-set-scare-win-opener-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Lleyton Hewitt Tennis AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:36:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101013 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Tomic trounced in record fashion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-tomic-trounced-record-fashion-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian standout Bernard Tomic suffered the fastest defeat in ATP history Thursday, crashing out of the ATP Miami Masters hardcourt event in his first match following January hip surgery.</p> <p>The world number 74 lost 6-0, 6-1 to Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in a record 28 minutes, 20 seconds -- the shortest ATP Tour match ever recorded, beating the old mark by a mere minute.</p> <p>Tomic was unruffled by the defeat, in which he lost the first nine games.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-tomic-trounced-record-fashion-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:35:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6101006 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena survives first-set scare to win opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-serena-survives-first-set-scare-win-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six-time winner Serena Williams survived a first-set scare before overcoming Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 Thursday to power into the third round of the ATP and WTA Miami Masters.</p> <p>The top-seeded defending champion will next face France's Caroline Garcia after dispatching her Kazak rival in one hour, 45 minutes.</p> <p>"The first set was really tough. She can make you play. She was hitting the ball well," Williams said.</p> <p>"I had to relax and try to keep my intensity and just try to get the win."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-serena-survives-first-set-scare-win-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Lleyton Hewitt Tennis AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:18:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6100892 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Hewitt takes 600th career victory, Tomic falls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-hewitt-takes-600th-career-victory-tomic-falls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt captured his 600th career victory Thursday at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters while countryman Bernard Tomic became the fastest loser in ATP history.</p> <p>Former number one Hewitt rallied to defeat Dutchman Robin Haase 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round while Tomic fell in his first match since January hip surgery 6-0, 6-1 to Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-hewitt-takes-600th-career-victory-tomic-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Lleyton Hewitt Tennis AFP Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:32:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6100868 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Tomic trounced in record fashion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-tomic-trounced-record-fashion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian standout Bernard Tomic suffered the fastest defeat in ATP history Thursday, crashing out of the ATP Miami Masters hardcourt event in his first match following January hip surgery.</p> <p>The world number 74 lost 6-0, 6-1 to Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in a record 28 minutes, 20 seconds, the shortest ATP Tour match ever recorded, beating the old mark by a mere minute.</p> <p>Tomic was unruffled by the defeat, in which he lost the first nine games.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140320/tennis-tomic-trounced-record-fashion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:23:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6100819 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Hewitt delighted to be back amongst Davis elite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/tennis-hewitt-delighted-be-back-amongst-davis-elite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is relishing leading Australia back in the World Group for the first time since 2007 against France this weekend.</p> <p>Australia have won the famous old trophy 28 times, bettered only by the United States, but they have been scrabbling around for slim pickings in recent years.</p> <p>They last won the competition in 2003 and were also beaten finalists in 2001, when France defeated them in Nice.</p> <p>This time they will be rank outsiders against opponents made up of players far higher in the ATP world rankings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/tennis-hewitt-delighted-be-back-amongst-davis-elite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Human Interest Lleyton Hewitt Tennis AFP Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:02:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6055477 at http://www.globalpost.com Rafter opts for youth in Davis Cup tie against France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/rafter-opts-youth-davis-cup-tie-against-france-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Australia Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter named three teenagers in his squad on Tuesday for their away tie against France, their first World Group appearance since 2007.</p> <p>World number 57 Bernard Tomic was not considered due to an injury that forced him out of the Australian Open first round, while world number 54 Marinko Matosevic was dropped.</p> <p>Rafter instead included Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the squad to join veteran Lleyton Hewitt and doubles specialist Chris Guccione for the January 31-Feb 2. tie.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/rafter-opts-youth-davis-cup-tie-against-france-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Human Interest Marinko Matosevic Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:36:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6048549 at http://www.globalpost.com Rafter opts for youth in Davis Cup tie against France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/rafter-opts-youth-davis-cup-tie-against-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Australia Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter named three teenagers in his squad on Tuesday for their away tie against France, their first World Group appearance since 2007.</p> <p>World number 57 Bernard Tomic was not considered due to an injury that forced him out of the Australian Open first round, while world number 54 Marinko Matosevic was dropped.</p> <p>Rafter instead included Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the squad to join veteran Lleyton Hewitt and doubles specialist Chris Guccione for the January 31-Feb 2. tie.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/rafter-opts-youth-davis-cup-tie-against-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Human Interest Marinko Matosevic Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:36:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6048548 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Tomic facing months out with hip surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/tennis-tomic-facing-months-out-hip-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Young Australian star Bernard Tomic is likely to be out of tennis for up to three months after scans revealed a long-standing hip injury, a report said Sunday.</p> <p>Tomic tried to delay surgery until after Australia's Davis Cup against France later this month, but was overruled by doctors and will face surgery this month in Melbourne, News Ltd newspapers said.</p> <p>Tomic was jeered by the home crowd after retiring injured after one set of his first-round match with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140118/tennis-tomic-facing-months-out-hip-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Bernard Tomic Implants Tennis AFP Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:20:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6046920 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: 'Special Ks' head new generation at Aussie Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140116/tennis-special-ks-head-new-generation-at-aussie-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's "Special Ks" Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have grabbed the attention at the Australian Open with top players and coaches lauding them as exciting members of a new generation.</p> <p>Both teenagers caught the eye in reaching the second round, with 17-year-old Kokkinakis praised by world number one Rafael Nadal and Kyrgios, 18, going down guns blazing in an absorbing five-setter.</p> <p>Nadal said Kokkinakis has everything to become a great player after the youngster went down in straight sets, impressing with his serve and forehand.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140116/tennis-special-ks-head-new-generation-at-aussie-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Technology Tennis AFP Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:17:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6045448 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Tomic says he's 'misunderstood' after Aussie boos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/tennis-tomic-says-hes-misunderstood-after-aussie-boos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bernard Tomic Wednesday insisted he's misunderstood by his fellow Australians but is determined to realise his potential after a backlash over his early injury retirement at the Australian Open.</p> <p>The gifted but as yet unfulfilled 21-year-old drew boos and jeers when he retired with a groin injury when a set down to world number one Rafael Nadal in their first-round match on Tuesday.</p> <p>His decision to quit rather than exacerbate a groin injury did not impress the capacity night crowd at Rod Laver Arena, and again raised questions about the desire of the world number 57.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/tennis-tomic-says-hes-misunderstood-after-aussie-boos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:06:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6043406 at http://www.globalpost.com Nadal, Federer and Azarenka advance at Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140114/nadal-federer-and-azarenka-advance-at-australian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Sports Desk, Jan 14 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open when his opponent, Australia's Bernard Tomic, retired due to an injury.</p> <p>Nadal, the top seed, was up 6-4 in the match when Tomic was forced to stop playing.</p> <p>The Australian player sustained a groin injury in practice earlier this week and requested medical assistance at the start of the match.</p> <p>The 21-year-old Tomic played through the first set and was broken in the 9th game, giving Nadal the opportunity to serve for the set.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140114/nadal-federer-and-azarenka-advance-at-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Tennis Agencia EFE Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:19:05 +0000 Agencia EFE 6042881 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal through after Tomic retirement at Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/tennis-nadal-through-after-tomic-retirement-at-open-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed Rafael Nadal went through to the second round of the Australian Open after local hope Bernard Tomic retired with an injury on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Spaniard won the opening set 6-4 before the Australian called it quits with a thigh injury.</p> <p>rsm/mp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:03:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6042617 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal through after Tomic retirement at Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/tennis-nadal-through-after-tomic-retirement-at-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed Rafael Nadal eased through to the second round of the Australian Open after local hope Bernard Tomic retired with an injury after the first set on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Spaniard won the opening set 6-4 before the Australian called it quits with a thigh injury, to boos from the crowd.</p> <p>Tomic looked to be in discomfort from the injury and sought courtside treatment throughout the set from a physio.</p> <p>Despite that Tomic, the world number 57, traded games with the Spanish world number one until he was broken in the ninth game.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/tennis-nadal-through-after-tomic-retirement-at-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Bernard Tomic Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:03:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6042615 at http://www.globalpost.com