ATP Memphis Open: Bernard Tomic cruises into quarters

Unseeded Australian Bernard Tomic booked his spot in the quarter finals of the ATP Memphis Open after overcoming  Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov.

The world number 49 managed to trash the fourth-seeded Ukranian in straight sets, winning 6-1, 7-5 to secure a spot in the last eight.

While Bernard found it easy in the first set, Dolgopolov upped his tempo in the second set, making it difficult. But Tomic held on and battled through a tight set to win it 7-5 and thus clinch the entire tie.

“I played pretty good in the first set,” said Tomic to Sportal.

“After that, it was a rollercoaster, but I managed to stay in it and winning the second set was important … I was down a break 4-1. I said to myself, ‘It’s only one break; stay in there and have a shot,’ and it worked for me.”

The 22 year-old will next face America’s Donal Young, who defeated fellow countryman Denis Kudla with a 7-5, 6-3 victory. This would also mark Tomic’s third quarter-final appearance in the ATP calendar this year.

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