Sport

Tomic searches net to learn how to best Brands' game play

BERNARD Tomic will turn to the internet as he plans how to beat his next opponent - qualifier Daniel Brands.

After cruising past Argentine Leonardo Mayer in straight sets on Tuesday night, Tomic will take on the German today and readily admits he knows little about the 120th ranked player in the world who upset 27th seed Martin Klizan in straight sets in round one.

"YouTube," Tomic replied when asked how he would find out about how Brands plays.

"You know, I'll just see it on the internet maybe. Obviously my dad and my team will also look at his stats and where he plays and how he's played.

"I have never played or hit with him, so I will definitely study up on how to play him."

Tomic said he did not mind playing in the heat of the day at Melbourne, despite temeperatures tipped to reach the high 30s.

"It's going to be hot - not just for me but for my opponent," he said.

"I don't mind playing in the heat in Australia, especially in Melbourne when it gets hot.

"It's not a problem. I struggled a little bit with the humidity sometimes."

Australia's only other survivor in the men's singles, James Duckworth, will back up from his marathon five-setter against countryman Ben Mitchell with a match today against Slovenian Blaz Kavcic.

Kavcic upset the 29th seed Thomaz Belluci from Brazil in three sets in round one.
 

Topics:  australian open, bernard tomic, internet, online, tennis


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Centenary affair for life member Erick and Gatton Show

100 YEARS: Erick Zischke (left) celebrated 100 years of the Gatton Show with son Neville.

Erick Zischke celebrates his centenary with the Gatton Show.

MS sufferer halfway to a healthier future

TREATMENT QUEST: Mary Cullinane has reached the halfway mark in her fundraising to get stem cell treatment in Russia.

Mary Cullinane has reached the halfway mark in her fundraising.

Road to Rio for our vet

TEAM MAN: WestVets owner doctor Nathan Anthony is Rio bound as team vet for the equestrian team.

Vet Nathan Anthony will assist the Australian eventing team in Rio.

Latest deals and offers

Carolyn speaks up as leading Toastmaster

ENCOURAGING more women to speak up will be a key focus for newly inducted Lockyer Valley Toastmasters president Carolyn Becker.

Centenary affair for life member Erick and Gatton Show

100 YEARS: Erick Zischke (left) celebrated 100 years of the Gatton Show with son Neville.

Erick Zischke celebrates his centenary with the Gatton Show.

MS sufferer halfway to a healthier future

TREATMENT QUEST: Mary Cullinane has reached the halfway mark in her fundraising to get stem cell treatment in Russia.

Mary Cullinane has reached the halfway mark in her fundraising.

Road to Rio for our vet

TEAM MAN: WestVets owner doctor Nathan Anthony is Rio bound as team vet for the equestrian team.

Vet Nathan Anthony will assist the Australian eventing team in Rio.

Robert Moffatt claims Gatton Show Boral Grand Prix

BIG JUMP: Robert Moffatt and Viduka clear the Boral jump on their way to victory the Grand Prix.

Riders battle wet conditions for Gatton Show grand prix.

Jed Morgan set to tee off for Australia in golf championships

Hatton Vale golfer Jed Morgan will represent Australia in Tawain next month.

Hatton Vale golfer Jed Morgan will represent Australia in Taiwan.

Matilda The Musical's clean sweep at Helpmann Awards

A scene from Matilda The Musical.

TIM Minchin-scored production enjoys record awards haul.

Harry's MasterChef exit makes way for all-Noosa grand final

Harry Foster congratulates MasterChef finalists Elena Duggan and Matt Sinclair after a closely-fought semi-final.

YOUNG Rocky-born cook now working in his dream job in Tasmania.

Kim Kardashian West bemused by selfie 'drama'

Kim didn't expect her naked selfie to cause the stir it did

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles