Tennis: Tomic's hopes of Djokovic clash ended
MONTREAL, Quebec (AFP) - German Florian Mayer defeated Bernard Tomic 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday, ending the Australian's chances of playing top seed Novak Djokovic at the Montreal Masters.
Tomic, who was knocked out in the second round of the Washington tournament last week by eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro, complained of windy conditions but was more upset with his own lack of initiative after winning the opening set of the first-round encounter.
He will now have to hit the practise courts after missing a chance to build up some valuable hardcourt experience before the start of the US Open in three weeks.
The Australian number one, ranked 41st in the world, got off to a good start but could not maintain his form against the experienced German.