Former Australian No. 1 Bernard Tomic has regained his confidence after picking up his second title last Sunday in Bogota and is now looking to boost his ranking further during the upcoming US Open Series.
Tomic rekindled his inner confidence to topple defending champion Ivo Karlovic to win the Claro Open Colombia title on Sunday afternoon. Tomic needed over two hours and three sets to win the contest 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(4).
The win marked the first time he had managed to string together consecutive wins on the tour this season. It was also his second ever title on the ATP World Tour, following his maiden title at the Apia Sydney Open in 2013.
“I’m very happy. I was preparing as much as I could to do well at this tournament. I’m very happy to have got a wild card from the tournament director,” Tomic said in his press conference following his win. “I came here a week before. The first two days… I had no timing no rhythm. I kept doing training, fitness and started to play better.”
Tomic’s ranking had dropped so low since his hip surgery that he will require a wildcard to get into the US Open. His chances at convincing Tennis Australia to offer him one have increased greatly following his convincing title win last week. Now that he has risen back to No. 70 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Tomic appears motivated to build on the momentum.
”This tournament gives me confidence for the next four or five weeks.”