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Tomic wins first ATP title

15-01-2013 08:24:26

Australian Bernard Tomic did not disappoint the hometown fans when he clinched the Apia International Sydney title on Saturday night. This served as his first ATP World Tour title. The young tennis star defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

“It’s an amazing feeling. Now that I know what it feels like to win a tournament and it’s the best feeling in the world. I’m so happy I won. To do it here in Sydney is awesome. I can’t ask for anything better. I’m so proud of myself. Can’t stop here now. I’ve got to look to the next tournament and keep playing the tennis I’ve been playing,” Tomic said.

“It’s my first title, and I know I’ll win a lot more if I keep this attitude up. I’m happy for this year now. I’m so excited. I’m looking forward to Melbourne. I feel unstoppable. I feel like I’m playing great tennis. It’s amazing stepping on court. You’re so confident. That’s going to be taken down to Melbourne and I’m going to use that for every match I play there,” he added.

With the title win, Tomic makes a return in the top 50 on Monday (actual ranking: 43). He earned $78,800 in prize money plus 250 ranking points. His career-high ranking was number 27 which he achieved in June 2012.

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