( January 15, 2013) – Australia’s Bernard Tomic cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in the night session.
Mayer was nursing a hand injury from a fireworks accident.
Tomic was off to a flying start with a break midway through the first set which he won in 26 minutes.
Mayer could do no damage against Tomic’s serve until the more competitive third set when the Australian was broken by the world’s No. 72 player.
Tomic closed out the match in 92 minutes.
Yeah, pretty good match,” Tomic said. “I felt, you know, in control the whole match. You know, off the ground I played pretty good, served pretty decent. I’m happy.”
Tomic who is riding high on confidence since beating Novak Djokovic at Hopman Cup and winning his first ATP title last week in Sydney says his goal is to make the top 10 and he spoke to media about it.
Everyone’s got goals in tennis, and personally just I want to become, you know, in the top 10 best tennis players, and then potentially move myself into No. 1 in the world. That’s always my goal.
It’s important to have steps on the way and try to reach the top 20, but I think I’m pushing the top 10. It’s far, but I think it’s achievable the way I’m playing.
Once you achieve that I think I’m going to set new goals, but, you know, for that now, I’m going to work as hard as I can to reach top 10.
Tomic will play German qualifier Daniel Brands in the second round and should he win, he would most likely have a third round match up against Roger Federer.