Having slipped to World No. 64 in the Emirates ATP Rankings at the start of the season but now back inside the Top 50 thanks to his first ATP World Tour title in Sydney, Bernard Tomic believes he knows what it will take to continue climbing higher.
ATP alum and coach Glenn Weiner recently added his name to the ranks of ATP members to take advantage of the ATP/University of Phoenix Continuing Education Program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
World No. 66 Dmitry Tursunov inflicted a shock defeat on David Ferrer Wednesday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, defeating the World No. 4 and four-time runner-up 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round.
Fifth seed and 2011 champion Florian Mayer knocked out qualifier Flavio Cipolla 6-0, 7-6(1) in 85 minutes on Tuesday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest. He goes onto face David Goffin in the second round.
Carlos Berlocq will challenge second seed and seven-time champion Rafael Nadal in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell second round on Wednesday after he beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 40 minutes.
First-time pairing Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjic capped a dream week as they defeated top seeds and two-time defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 4-6, 7-6(4), 14-12 on Sunday in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final.