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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Tomic to face fellow Aussie in Atlanta quarters


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Bernard Tomic is through to the quarter-finals of the Atlanta Open after downing fellow Australian Matt Ebden.

World No.106 Tomic served 12 aces as he overcame Ebden 6-4 7-6 (7-3) in the second round to reach the final eight on Thursday.

He will face 20-year-old compatriot Alex de Minaur, who defeated American Bradley Klahn 6-4 6-4 in one hour and seven minutes in their second round clash.

https://twitter.com/BBTatlantaopen/status/1153791879512653830

The rising star, who converted both of his two break points, said he was rapt to hold his serve throughout the match.

"I felt like I kept my focus pretty well," he said.

"I didn't drop serve, which was my main goal. I tried to make a couple of returns here and there and was fortunate enough to get the break.

"Now on to the next match."

https://twitter.com/BBTatlantaopen/status/1154480372702277633

De Minaur said he felt right at home playing in Atlanta.

"I love the hot, humid weather," he said.

"And I love playing here - it's a very nice atmosphere."

Compatriot Alexei Popyrin is set to take on Britain's Cameron Norrie while American Reilly Opelka faces Briton Dan Evans in the other quarter-final clashes.

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Bernard Tomic is through to the quarter-finals of the Atlanta Open after downing fellow Australian Matt Ebden.

World No.106 Tomic served 12 aces as he overcame Ebden 6-4 7-6 (7-3) in the second round to reach the final eight on Thursday.

He will face 20-year-old compatriot Alex de Minaur, who defeated American Bradley Klahn 6-4 6-4 in one hour and seven minutes in their second round clash.

https://twitter.com/BBTatlantaopen/status/1153791879512653830

The rising star, who converted both of his two break points, said he was rapt to hold his serve throughout the match.

"I felt like I kept my focus pretty well," he said.

"I didn't drop serve, which was my main goal. I tried to make a couple of returns here and there and was fortunate enough to get the break.

"Now on to the next match."

https://twitter.com/BBTatlantaopen/status/1154480372702277633

De Minaur said he felt right at home playing in Atlanta.

"I love the hot, humid weather," he said.

"And I love playing here - it's a very nice atmosphere."

Compatriot Alexei Popyrin is set to take on Britain's Cameron Norrie while American Reilly Opelka faces Briton Dan Evans in the other quarter-final clashes.

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