A year after making a name for himself at the Wimbledon tournament, 19-year-old sensation Bernard Tomic dropped out in the first round.
Bernard Tomic was shocked in the first round by world No.70 David Goffin on day two of Wimbledon.
Goffin, from Belgium, has risen 70 spots in the world singles ranking in 2012 and came from behind in his first round matchup against Tomic to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Tomic played well in the first set. He went up 2-0 after breaking Goffin in the second game before missing the side-line with a long backhand and falling to an ace to drop his first game 3-1. Unforced errors plagued Bernie in the fifth game, but he settled down to close out the opening set comfortably, finishing it with a powerful ace.
Goffin came out in the second and was convincing from the onset. In the first game he allowed Tomic no points and went on to take a 2-0 lead. Tomic fought back to tie it at at 2-2 after winning the sixth deuce of the fourth game with a powerful serve and return combo, but it just wasn’t his day. Tomic looked a tad slow and was his ball placement was often well off after the first set.
Tomic had been battling illness since the French Open and had a disrupted preparation heading into Wimbledon. In 2011, Tomic became the youngest quarter-finalist since Boris Becker, 25 earlier. It remains as his greatest achievement in a Grand Slam.
In other Wimbledon news, five-time tournament champ Venus Williams suffered her worst defeat in 15 appearances at the London Grand Slam event, losing in the first round to Elena Vesnina.
The Russian Vesnina took out the 32-year-old Williams 6-1 6-3, but the world No.79 doesn’t have it any easier in the nest phase. She faces third seed Agnieszka Radwanska is the second round.