Score, report, and key facts
Tiafoe conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Tomic in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Anyhow, the set was not over yet and there was more work to do for Tiafoe to win the set since Tomic managed to break back in the 6th (2-4) and in the 8th (4-4) game. Francis maintained his cool to break the Australian in the 9th (5-4) game before winning the set (6-4).
A crucial moment of the match was when Francis won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.
The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that Tomic conquered in the 8th game (5-3) before winning the set (6-3).
Neither player conceded a service game during this set. Therefore the affair had to be decided at the tiebreak. Eventually, Bernard won the breaker at 4.
At the end of the match, Bernard scored 109 points vs. the American’s 105 points.
Tomic served extremely well to win 76% of the points (51/67) behind his first serve. Nevertheless he won only 48% points (23/48) on his second serve. Tomic blasted 20 aces and he committed 6 double faults. The Australian was pretty good in converting 60% of the break points that he conquered (3/5). On the other side, Francis was struggling in converting his break points since he converted only 25% of his break points (3/12). That was one of the key issues for his demise.
After this match, the head to head between Tomic and Tiafoe is 1-0 for Bernard.
— BB&T Atlanta Open (@BBTatlantaopen) July 23, 2019
Next Match: Bernard Tomic vs. Matthew Ebden – H2H and stats
Tomic will square off with Ebden in the 2nd round.
The last time that they competed against each other, Tomic won 6-3 7-65 in the qualifications in Cincinnati back in 2014.
Bernard Tomic in Atlanta
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