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No Querrey as Aussie Tomic keeps hosts’ hopes afloat

Australian teenager Bernard Tomic was again forced to dig deep as he rallied back from a set down to reach the third round of the Australian Open with victory over America’s Sam Querrey on Wednesday. Important results

sports Updated: Jan 19, 2012 01:49 IST
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Australian teenager Bernard Tomic was again forced to dig deep as he rallied back from a set down to reach the third round of the Australian Open with victory over America’s Sam Querrey on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old withstood 22 aces and 52 winners from Querrey to battle to a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory in two hours and 13 minutes. "It very difficult to really serve," said Tomic. "It was tough because he was hitting his forehand well. I think I was guessing the wrong way in the first set, and second set I started guessing the right way and he started missing a lot more first serves." http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTPopups/190112/19-01-12-metro21.jpg

Tomic, the highest ranked Australian men’s player, created national headlines when he sensationally fought back from two sets down to knock out Spanish 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco in a thriller on Monday.

He next plays Ukrainian No 13 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov, who saved a match point at 5-6, 30/40 in the fifth set to beat Tobias Kamke 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 8-6.

Fedex walks through, Nadal wins

Rafael Nadal didn’t drop a set and Roger Federer didn’t pick up a racket. Both reached the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Nadal beat German veteran Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, declaring that the twisted tendon in the heavily taped knee was not a concern. Just before Federer was due on Hisense Arena, the Swiss player found out that his scheduled opponent, Germany’s Andreas Beck, had a back injury and had to withdraw.

Eighth-seed fish shocked

Eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish became the biggest casualty in the men’s singles draw.

Fish lost to Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-7(4-7), 3-6, 6-7(6-8) after losing two tie-breakers to make a disappointing straight-sets exit, which marked the third straight year that he failed to advance beyond the second round in Melbourne.

Seventh seed Czech Tomas Berdych dumped Olivier Rochus out in a straight sets 6-1, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) win.