Although it was not the easiest of encounters, Spain’s David Ferrer reached the second round of the 2014 US Open, where he will meet Australia’s Bernard Tomic in what could prove to be an entertaining encounter. This is just the third time that these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with Ferrer leading the head-to-head series 2-0.
The tournament’s fifth seed struggled slightly in his match-up against Damir Dzumhur, whom he eventually defeated 6-1, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Ferrer hit five aces, won 21 of 26 net points and converted on 8 of 12 break point opportunities. Apart from the slight stumble in the third set, it was smooth sailing for Ferrer, who closed out the match in dominant fashion in the fourth set.
His opponent, Bernad Tomic, only needed the standard three sets to route Dustin Brown en route to the second round of the US Open. He defeated the German competitor 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 to secure his spot in the tournament draw. The Australian hit 21 aces, 49 winners and won 84% of his first service points as well to close out the match in 1 hour and 54 minutes.
This marks the third time that Tomic and Ferrer meet on the professional tour, and the first time in over two years. Tomic is yet to take a set off Ferrer and has never won more than four games in a set against the Spaniard.
Prediction: David Ferrer in Four Sets