Young Australian Bernard Tomic has had a very interesting start to his Grand Slam career. After receiving a wildcard into the event he was drawn against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round and by god did he get a tennis lesson.
Sixteen-year-old wildcard Tomic went down 6-1 6-2 6-2 to the No.29 seed after being hampered by cramps in his left leg.
“I think my leg started cramping and I could feel … if I had pushed on a lot something would have happened,” Tomic said.
“I didn’t know what it was because I (had) never felt it before.
“That got to my frustration a little bit and I started thinking about that not my game.
Maybe it is just a bit too early for Tomic to be playing top level tour players and especially on clay. I think he would have had a better chance on a faster surface, but he really needs to be playing challengers and lower level tour events to just get some great matchplay under his belt.