Bernard Tomic has stormed into the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after beating local favourite Steven Diez on Wednesday.
Tomic beat the Canadian 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in the pair’s first ever meeting, in what will be a boost for the Gold Coast product ahead of next month’s US Open.
He now takes on big-serving South African Kevin Anderson for a place in the quarter-finals.
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The news wasn’t so good for fellow Gold Coaster Sam Stosur, who was bundled out of the tournament.
Stosur struggled with her serve, sending down nine double faults in the 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 loss.