Tomic collapses at the Stuttgart International

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.


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.”