Bernard Tomic crashes out to Benoit Paire in opening round – Credit Agricole Suisse Open 2012

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Bernard Tomic crashes out to Benoit Paire in opening round – Credit Agricole Suisse Open 2012
Eighth seeded wildcard entrant, Bernard Tomic, was underplayed by the French contender, Benoit Paire, with a bagel at the Credit Agricole Suisse Open 2012 on Monday. He suffered a 0-6, 4-6 shock at the hands of the world number 47 in the opening round at this ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour 250 series event held in Gstaad, Switzerland.
The Australian number one barely did anything in the opening set and carried his dismal performance in the second set, eventually enduring a straight set defeat in just under an hour. As a result, Paire comfortably secured a place in the round of 16 at this outdoor clay court tournament.
Paire thundered into the Credit Agricole Arena and went on a six-game killing spree. He was never threatened with any breakpoint and capitalised on three out of five break chances, consequently pulling out the opener with a bagel. He formulated a poor first serve share of 19 per cent but recorded a perfect win on it.
Ranked 45th in the South African Airways ATP World Tour Rankings, Tomic re-focused in the following set and plucked his serve in the opening game with poise. Apart from losing his serve in the seventh game, the Aussie stayed calm and snatched his break back in the very next game. However, the youngster failed to keep his rhythm and after losing the next two games, he endured a 4-6 loss.
Summing up the 19-year-old’s performance, Tomic clobbered a better first serve share of 61 per cent in contrast with the French’s 43 per cent and spilled an equal amount of double faults. He capitalised on one out of three break chances but brushed off only three out of eight breakpoints he came across, subsequently exiting from the tournament with disappointment.
The French challenger on the other end will next face the conqueror of the match between Italy’s Filippo Volandri and Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis.
The former world number 12, Paul-Henri Mathieu, will accompany Paire in the following round. He nudged up a 6-3, 7-6(4) score line against the Russian challenger, Igor Andreev, in two hours and 11 minutes.



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