Mercurial Australian star Bernard Tomic recently lost in the Opening Round of Roland Garros to rising youngster Dominic Thiem in straight sets which included a bagel in the second.
Tomic accepted the defeat graciously, saying, “I was playing top two, three player on clay, and he's been playing well, and really (I had) no chance today. He killed me from the start.”
Tomic started the match on an aggressive note and though he lost, he leaves Paris with a positive mindset.
"I'm not quite there near him at this moment but hopefully one day in a few years I can improve on this surface and there's been positive signs this year. I played really well; won three or four matches. I think this is my best year on clay, where I have won the most matches.”
“So for me I'm pretty happy. Obviously, the draw was bad and I look to be ready on grass,” he added.
Going into Wimbledon this year, Tomic is set to play events in Halle, Stuttgart and Eastbourne as warm up. "I'm feeling pretty well," Tomic said.
"Last year I played terrible on clay and I played very well on grass. I had a chance to make quarters at Wimbledon. I was a few points away, I think 5-3 in the fifth in the fourth round against (Lucas) Pouille and played really well in Queens, making semis.
“I didn't play that good on clay last year. This year better. Here at Roland Garros, I have played the wrong player in the first round and I lost and now I'm looking for the beautiful grass courts."