Tomic, at present 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 mentioned. “I ought to have misplaced that third set … in the present day was fortunate.”
Tomic will subsequent face one other fellow Australia, John-Patrick Smith, who’s making an attempt to qualify for the Australian Open for the primary time.
Smith arrange the conflict, set for Wednesday evening (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 large, I am telling you,” Smith instructed tennis.com.au of what qualifying would imply to him. “It might be the most effective feeling.”
Teenager Dane Sweeny is the one different Australian man left within the qualifying draw, getting by to the third spherical of qualifying in a walkover after American Denis Kudla, his meant opponent, examined constructive for COVID-19 and was withdrawn from the match.
The 19-year-old instructed 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 Australiam, Jason Kubler, 7-6(Four), 6-Four, to advance to the third spherical.