Bernard Tomic vs Jarkko Nieminen: Sydney International quarter final live scores, blog

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    Bernard Tomic is in hot form and will fancy his chances of progressing through to the semi-finals of the Sydney International when in faces reigning champion Jarkko Nieminen tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEDT.

    Tomic produced a first yesterday when he managed to defeat German Florian Mayer for the lone time in four attempts.

    The Australian prodigy was superb against Mayer, dictating the majority of rallies with his strong groundstrokes, particularly off the forehand side.

    In the end, the German had little answer to Tomic’s power as the Australian recorded a strong 7-6, 6-2 victory over the 2012 Wimbledon quarter-finalist.

    Up next for Tomic is Nieminen who once again has gone through the draw at the Apia International without attracting attention.

    Nieminen is actually on a 10 match winning streak in Sydney, winning 8 matches en route to last year’s title and winning two matches this week en route to a quarter-final showdown with Tomic.

    Like Tomic, Nieminen is yet to drop a set at the Australian Open lead-up this week, but he will need to be at his best if he is to stop Tomic tonight.

    Prediction

    Given the way Tomic is playing, it wouldn’t surprise to see the Australian record another straight sets victory tonight against the 31 year old Finnish player.

    Tomic has been playing aggressive tennis in Sydney and should have Nieminen covered if he is able to replicate his clinical performance against Mayer yesterday.

    While Nieminen should keep Tomic honest with his good movement and anticipation around the court, Tomic on form should possess too much class for his opponent tonight.

    Tomic in straight sets.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • Roar Guru

      9:32pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      Thanks for your company tonight and we look forward to your company tomorrow when Tomic takes on the winner of match between Granollers and Seppi. See you then.

      Tomic 6 6 6
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:30pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:30pm | ! Report

      GAME SET MATCH TOMIC – Nieminen hands the match to Tomic with one of the worst double faults who’ll see in a while. Tomic though showed a lot of grit and determination to take out Nieminen who won the opening set in a tiebreaker. Tomic though hung on, won the second set and then dictated proceedings from there on in. Tomic progresses to the semi-final and is playing well and most importantly winning matches ahead of the Aus Open.

      Tomic 6 6 6
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:28pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:28pm | ! Report

      Match point for Tomic now as Nieminen sends his forehand wide.

      Tomic 6 6 5
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:27pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:27pm | ! Report

      Crushing forehand after forehand from Tomic and its 15-30 as the Australian begins to find his range with his groundstrokes now.

      Tomic 6 6 5
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:26pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:26pm | ! Report

      Nieminen with an ace and its 15 all

      Tomic 6 6 5
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:24pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:24pm | ! Report

      GAME TOMIC – Great serving from Tomic out wide and its 40-15 to the Australian. Tomic holds well and he leads 5-2 second set after another good serve down the tee.

      Tomic 6 6 5
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:23pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:23pm | ! Report

      Tomic follows up with another ace and its 30-0. Good serving but he follows up with a forehand that goes long. 30-15

      Tomic 6 6 4
      Nieminen 7 4 2

    • Roar Guru

      9:23pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:23pm | ! Report

      Tomic with an ace and its 15-0

      Tomic 6 6 4
      Nieminen 7 4 2

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