Tomic wins opener in Toronto

Bernard Tomic has started his sixth consecutive appearance at the Rogers Cup with a win in the opening round of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto.

The Gold Coast product put on a solid performance to grab a 6-4, 7-6(1) win over Colombian qualifier Alejandro Gonzalez.

Tomic was perfect at the net – 12/12 – and hit 34 winners to help balance out his 41 unforced errors.


“[Gonzalez] played two good matches in qualifying and he had a bit of momentum… so it was not easy for me,” Tomic said.

Tomic is hoping he’ll be able to continue his winning run through the event – his best run at the event was last year when he reached the third round.

“I feel like here’s a good chance for me,” Tomic said.

“I really have to focus and really go for my shots and relax if I want to make a quarter or semi.”

The 23-year-old will next face Canadian wild card Steven Diez.