BERNARD Tomic has collapsed before crashing out of the Stuttgart International in a tight match against third seed Tomas Berdych.
The Czech world No.14 took the opener in a tiebreak before Tomic dropped three straight games in the second to lose 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.
It was the fourth time the pair have met, with Tomic yet to defeat the tough opponent.
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Berdych now holds a perfect 5-0 record over the Australian claiming the match was the easiest to win.
“It was good, it was a very good match,” he said.
“He plays a very different style.
“We played already four times before, all of them were battles but today was probably the easiest.
“I was ready, I was prepared and I think that’s why I deserve the win.
“He’s a very different player, very talented and very good touch in the hand but I found my weapons and I played better.”