Tomic, presently world No.228 however who has been ranked as excessive as world No.17, confirmed his big-match expertise within the third-set tiebreaker.
“The third [set] was high-level tennis from each of us,” Tomic stated. “I ought to have misplaced that third set … as we speak was fortunate.”
Tomic will subsequent face one other fellow Australian, John-Patrick Smith, who’s trying to qualify for the Open for the primary time.
Smith arrange the conflict, set for Wednesday night time (AEDT), with Tomic by beating Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 2-6, 6-Three, 6-Four.
The 31-year-old has made it thus far in qualifying twice, however fell on the remaining hurdle each occasions.
“It would be enormous, I am telling you,” Smith informed tennis.com.au of what qualifying would imply to him. “It might be the very best feeling.”
Teenager Dane Sweeny is the one different Australian man left within the qualifying draw, getting by means of to the third spherical in a walkover after American Denis Kudla, his supposed opponent, examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was withdrawn from the match.
The 19-year-old informed tennis.com.au he could be “over the moon” to qualify for the grand slam.
He should beat Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky to get there. Stakhovsky beat one other Australian, Jason Kubler, 7-6 (7-Four), 6-Four, to advance to the third spherical.