Bernard Tomic

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Bernard Tomic Tennis player
Bernard Tomic
Bernard Tomic at the 2016 French Open
Nation: AustraliaAustralia Australia
Birthday: October 21, 1992
Size: 196 cm
Weight: 91 kg
1st professional season: 2008
Playing hand: Right, two-handed backhand
Trainer: John Tomic
Prize money: $ 6,062,528
Career record: 185: 179
Career title: 4th
Highest ranking: 17 (January 11, 2016)
Current placement: 88
Grand Slam record
Career record: 18:52
Highest ranking: 114 (July 24, 2017)
Grand Slam record
Grand Slam record
Last update of the infobox:
August 12, 2019
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Bernard Tomic (born October 21, 1992 in Stuttgart , Germany ) is an Australian tennis player . He lives in Gold Coast , Australia. As a junior, Tomic won three times - as a U12, U14 and U16 player - the Orange Bowl , one of the most important junior tournaments . He also won the Davis Cup for juniors with the Australian team . He caused a special stir when he was sixteen - and thus as young as no player before - won a match at the Australian Open 2009 .


Tomic was born in Stuttgart. When he was three and a half years old, he moved from Germany to Australia with his Croatian parents.

Junior career

Tomic started playing tennis at the age of seven. As a 13-year-old qualifier, he won his first tournament, the U18 Canterbury Championships, in the final in straight sets against Oh Dae-soung. Until the summer he competed in other competitions and won another tournament. After he was only eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Oceanic Junior Championship, he also went to the Asian / Oceanic Championship and even reached the semifinals, where he was defeated by his compatriot Greg Jones .

At the Australian Junior Open in January 2007, he won a game by giving up his Bolivian opponent, but lost in the second round to the Frenchman Kevin Botti. At the Japanese Open Championships in April of that year, he made it to the semi-finals. The French Open of the Juniors in Paris in May 2007 he finished as a qualifier also in the second round when he was eliminated against the fifteen seeded Lithuanian Ričardas Berankis . One month later, Tomic, seeded number two, won his first international title at the Oceanic Junior Championships in 2007 . In addition, he reached the final with Hiroki Moriya and won silver. While he surprisingly reached the second round as a qualifier at the US Open 2007 , he was eliminated again prematurely at the Asian and Oceania Championships for seniors. Before that, he helped his team win the Junior Davis Cup 2007 with several victories. The year 2008 began Tomic with the junior victory at the Australian Open . He gave three sets in six games and finally won the final against Yang Tsung-hua 4: 6, 7: 6, 5 , 6: 0. The Australian also performed successfully in the other Grand Slam tournaments for the juniors, at Wimbledon he was only eliminated in the semi-finals and also lost the final of the doubles competition with Matt Reid .

2009 to 2012: Establishment on the professional tour

After Tomic had qualified for a Grand Slam tournament for adults for the first time at the Australian Open 2009 , he met the Italian Potito Starace in the first round , who was the clear favorite in the duel. Nevertheless, the Australian surprised with a win (7: 6, 1: 6, 7: 6, 7: 6), making him the youngest match winner of the Australian Open. In the second round he met Gilles Müller , against whom he failed, although he had won the first set 6: 3.

In 2010 Tomic started again at the Australian Open with a wildcard . After a smooth 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 4 over qualifier Guillaume Rufin , he lost in round two just under in the fifth set against Marin Čilić, who was seeded at number 14 .

In 2011 he also made it into the third round of the tournament at the Australian Open , where he had to admit defeat to Rafael Nadal . After the Australian Open, Tomic mainly played Challenger tournaments with varying successes. He made a big leap forward in the ranking at Wimbledon , where he won seven games in a row including qualification and only failed in the quarter-finals against the eventual winner, number one in the world, Novak Đoković . This made him the youngest player since Boris Becker to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Among other things, he managed to win against the top ten player Robin Söderling . He could not continue this success later in the season. With partial successes at the ATP tournaments in Tokyo and Shanghai , he worked his way up to 41st place in the world rankings.

In 2012 Tomic started by making it to the semi-finals of the Brisbane tournament . There he was defeated by Andy Murray 3: 6, 2: 6.

2014 until today

In the first round of the Masters in Miami 2014, Tomic lost his first game after his hip replacement against Jarkko Nieminen in 28 minutes and 20 seconds. That was the fastest defeat in the history of the ATP Tour . In 2014 he won the ATP tournament in Bogotá after beating Ivo Karlović in the final 7: 6, 3: 6 and 7: 6 . He repeated this success in 2015 in the same place and defeated Adrian Mannarino in the final with 6: 1, 3: 6 and 6: 2.

In Wimbledon 2017 he was defeated in the first round to Mischa Zverev in three sets. After receiving treatment during the game, he admitted at the press conference: “I was bored. I tried to pretend I was injured in order to turn the momentum back on my side. ”At Wimbledon 2019 he also attracted attention with a listless appearance in the first round, this time against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga . The federation then fined him £ 45,000 - the equivalent of the prize money for participating in round one. The organizers stated that the players at Wimbledon have to adhere to "professional standards" and that this was not the case with Tomic. Tomic did not run after accessible balls in the three-set defeat and hit simple balls into the net without need.

In September 2018 Tomic celebrated his first title in three years at the ATP tournament in Chengdu . In the final he defeated Fabio Fognini , despite four match points against himself, 6: 1, 3: 6 and 7: 6.


In 2018, he participated in the fourth season of the Australian television show I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! part.


Legend (number of victories)
Grand Slam
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500
ATP World Tour 250 (4)
ATP Challenger Tour (3)
ATP title by topping
Hard Court (4)
Sand (0)
Lawn (0)


Tournament victories

ATP World Tour
No. date competition Topping Final opponent Result
1. January 12, 2013 AustraliaAustralia Sydney Hard court South AfricaSouth Africa Kevin Anderson 6: 3, 6: 7 2 , 6: 3
2. 20th July 2014 ColombiaColombia Bogota (1) Hard court CroatiaCroatia Ivo Karlović 7: 6 5 , 3: 6, 7: 6 4
3. July 26, 2015 ColombiaColombiaBogota (2) Hard court FranceFrance Adrian Mannarino 6: 1, 3: 6, 6: 2
4th September 30, 2018 China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Cheng you Hard court ItalyItaly Fabio Fognini 6: 1, 3: 6, 7: 6 7
ATP Challenger Tour
No. date competition Topping Final opponent Result
1. March 1, 2009 AustraliaAustralia Melbourne Hard court AustraliaAustralia Marinko Matosevic 5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 3
2. February 7, 2010 AustraliaAustralia Burnie Hard court AustraliaAustralia Greg Jones 6: 4, 6: 2
3. 2nd September 2018 SpainSpain Mallorca Hard court GermanyGermany Matthias Bachinger 6: 4, 3: 6, 7: 6 4

Final participation

No. date competition Topping Final opponent Result
1. January 11, 2014 AustraliaAustralia Sydney Hard court ArgentinaArgentina Juan Martín del Potro 3: 6, 1: 6
2. February 28, 2016 MexicoMexico Acapulco Hard court AustriaAustria Dominic Thiem 6: 7 6 , 6: 4, 3: 6


Final participation

No. date competition Topping partner Final opponent Result
1. October 9, 2016 China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China Beijing Hard court United StatesUnited States Jack Sock SpainSpain Pablo Carreño Busta Rafael Nadal
7: 6 6 , 2: 6, [8:10]

Web links

Commons : Bernard Tomic  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bernard Tomic, a new star in the tennis sky. In: February 5, 2008, accessed July 16, 2016 .
  2. Tomic shows his class in his third Orange Bowl win. The Daily Telegraph , December 10, 2007, archived from the original January 22, 2009 ; accessed on July 16, 2016 .
  3. Australia's hope wears braces. In: January 22, 2009, accessed July 16, 2016 .
  4. ^ Four Aussie juniors into third round. In: June 6, 2007, archived from the original on September 9, 2008 ; accessed on January 19, 2017 (English).
  5. Simon Briggs: Bernard Tomic gives Australian public reason to shout in Melbourne. In: January 19, 2009, accessed July 16, 2016 .
  6. Jump up ↑ Wonder boy stopped by marathon man. In: January 21, 2009, archived from the original on February 27, 2009 ; accessed on July 16, 2016 .
  7. Jarkko Nieminen breaks Greg Rusedski's fastest win record in Miami. In: the Guardian. March 21, 2014, accessed July 16, 2016 .
  8. Tim Böseler: Bernard Tomic - a candidate for the "Hall of Shame". In: July 5, 2017, accessed August 15, 2019 .
  9. Listless game - Tomic has to repay the entire premium. In: July 4, 2019, accessed August 15, 2019 .
  10. 4 match balls blocked! Tomic crowns Chengdu dream week with tournament victory. In: September 30, 2018, accessed August 15, 2019 .
  11. Nick Bond: I'm A Celeb 2018 contestants revealed. In: January 29, 2018, accessed August 15, 2019 .