Bernard Tomic’s qualification to the main draw of the Australian Open meant, not only the approach to victory by triple game (vs. John-Patrick Smith, Jozef Kovalík and Tristan Schoolkate) but the return to the Grand Slam of which he did not participate in 2020.
“I have finished this preliminary phase very tired, more tired than happy, to be honest,” he confessed in statements to The Guardian. “The truth is that I am not too excited either, but I know that this result is a good thing, it is positive, but at the same time I have realized that physically I am quite bad. I’ve looked so bad that there were times when I couldn’t even make my shots, ”he stressed.
The 228th of the ATP ranking has a curious statistic of three hits until the fourth round of the Australian tournament par excellence against Executioners of the stature of Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Roger Federer in 2016, 2015 and 2012.
To find his last presence in main draw of a Major you have to go to Wimbledon 2019, although his last victory in these tournaments was achieved at Wimbledon 2018.
It is in London where he feels most comfortable to play and before the desire to win he expressed: “I can’t say that one day I will have the opportunity to win Wimbledon, I know that winning a Grand Slam is something very complicated. If I have any option to lift a Grand Slam in 2021 or next year? No. But do I have any chance of playing well in a Grand Slam? Definitely yes”, he assured with the sincerity that characterizes him.