Despite losing to Andy Murray in their Davis Cup clash, Bernard Tomic has surged into the top 20 world tennis rankings for the first time in his career.
The Gold Coast product’s first-day victory over Dan Evans in Glasgow was enough to vault the 22-year-old into an elite position in the rankings that he’s been chasing since first picking up a racquet.
In making the rise, Tomic breaks fellow Gold Coaster Samantha Stosur’s unbroken six-and-a-half-year stint as Australia’s top-ranked tennis player.
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He is also the first Australian since Lleyton Hewitt five years ago to crack the top 20 in the men’s rankings.
He’s also the youngest player in the world’s top 20.