Live scores, blog: Tomic vs Djokovic

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    Bernard Tomic of Australia celebrates a win

    Bernard Tomic has impressed in his charge into the Wimbledon quarter finals but tonight he takes on the might of the Serbian world number two Novak Djokovic. Join us for all the live Wimbledon action from 10pm AEST.

    Tomic is the youngest player since Boris Becker in 1986 and the first qualifier since Vladimir Voltchkov in 2000 to reach the quarter-finals stage of Wimbledon.

    FINAL SCORE: Djokovic won: 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5

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    Although few are giving him a chance, the young Aussie should not be written off.

    Tomic comes into the match having beaten world number five Robin Soderling, as well as top 50 players Nikolai Davydenko and Xavier Malisse.

    Tomic’s hot form has seen him serving with an accuracy of over 70%, winning over 70% of points on his first serve in his most recent match against Malisse.

    This may count for little however as he comes up against the player with arguably the best return of serve in the game.

    Tomic and Djokovic are familiar with each other’s games. They are regular practice hitting partners and have previously played a friendly exhibition match at Kooyong, in which Tomic won.

    However, Tomic said earlier this week the pair played a practice set before Wimbledon, in which Djokovic “smashed him”.

    “I did hit with him before the tournament, we played a set. He destroyed me,” said Tomic.

    “Things are not looking good for me, but hopefully he destroyed me then and not on Wednesday.”

    Tomic appears to have all the talent required to be a champion, but he can rely heavily on his first serve and has a tendency to capitulate at times, as we saw earlier in the year against opponents including Florian Mayer, Alex Dolgopolov and Rafael Nadal.

    Conversely, Djokovic comes off a winning streak earlier this year which saw him unbeaten in 41 straight matches and is also in peak form and fitness, having lost only one set on his way to the quarter final.

    It would be a big surprise for Tomic to overcome the world number two in their first ever official meeting, but Tomic will certainly make a match of it. If he can grab an early set to overcome any nerves, he may take this to the wire.

    Join us as we commentate and provide live scores on the Tomic v Djokovic match.

    FINAL SCORE: Djokovic won: 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5

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    • Roar Rookie

      June 29th 2011 @ 4:20pm
      Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 4:20pm | ! Report

      Looking forward to this one, a chance for a young Aussie to take on one of the world’s best!
      Go Tomic!

    • June 29th 2011 @ 9:51pm
      allison said | June 29th 2011 @ 9:51pm | ! Report

      Looking forward to live commentary as I am stuck with no t.v! Have a feeling it will be a long match and as much as I love djokovic- i hope Bernard wins! What a great thing it would be for him and Australia! Excited! 🙂 Any predictions?

      • Roar Rookie

        June 29th 2011 @ 10:08pm
        Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:08pm | ! Report

        Sadly, we’re predicting a Djokovic win. But if Tomic can get a set early it might be close

    • June 29th 2011 @ 9:58pm
      Kento said | June 29th 2011 @ 9:58pm | ! Report

      Looking forward to this one. Does anyone know what the weather will be like today in Sw19?

      • Roar Rookie

        June 29th 2011 @ 10:02pm
        Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:02pm | ! Report

        As it is, clear and perfect. Rain over previous days has softened the surface a little, but it looks in good shape.

    • Roar Rookie

      June 29th 2011 @ 10:01pm
      Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:01pm | ! Report

      Hello everyone,
      Welcome to The Roar’s live blog of the Wimbledon quarter final between Tomic and Djokovic.
      The young rising star against the world number two.
      The weather is clear and we’re looking forward to a great match

    • Roar Rookie

      June 29th 2011 @ 10:03pm
      Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:03pm | ! Report

      The pair have flown through the toss with not even the commentators knowing who’s won it. Tomic called heads and will serve. Pair warming up now. Two minutes until first serve.

      • June 29th 2011 @ 10:07pm
        Kento said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:07pm | ! Report

        Tomic looking nervous?

        • Roar Rookie

          June 29th 2011 @ 10:09pm
          Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:09pm | ! Report

          Yes, first two serves and two unforced errors

    • Roar Rookie

      June 29th 2011 @ 10:07pm
      Murray Nolan said | June 29th 2011 @ 10:07pm | ! Report

      At age 12 Tomic once said his goals were to beat Federer and win all the grand slams in one calendar year.
      And to “have the energy of Hewitt, the ground strokes of Federer and the serve of Ivanisavic”

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