Tomic Fights Back in Epic Five Set Thriller

It was always going to be a difficult mountain to climb, but climb it and conquer it 19 year old teenager, Tomic, did in a marathon match against world No. 24, Fernando Verdasco, lasting 4 hours and 19 minutes on Rod Laver Arena in front of his home crowd.

A Grand Slam would not be a Grand Slam without a consequential ‘upset’ which saw the first ATP seed crash out on the opening day.  First round challenges are inevitable, however for Verdasco, he was playing not only against the break through teenager, but also against a very excited home crowd.  A year ago, Tomic was ranked No. 208, fast-forward a year, he is now No. 37 in the world.

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Lisa-Marie Burrows

Twitter: @TennisNewsViews

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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