"Those break points (at 1-2) were important because I felt like if he had have got that early and been up a break 3-1 it's a whole different story", Tomic told Tennis Atlantic.
Bernard Tomic has won his first ATP Tour match since bowing out of the Australian Open in the first round and sparking a war of words with Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt. "I played pretty well and the courts and conditions suit me".
Tomic, who suffered a first-round loss at the Australian Open, brushed past Lukas Lacko 6-4 6-2 in his opener at the ATP 250 event.
With the 2019 monkey off his back, Tomic is desperate for more court time as he seeks to regain match fitness. "That's my goal for the next month", he said. Last time I had a chance to win.
"He has one of the best serves in the world".
Paolo Lorenzi of Italy opened up main draw action on Monday at the New York Open by scoring the first upset of the tournament, earning a marathon 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 win over No. 8 seed Tennys Sandgren of the United States. He will next face top-seeded John Isner of the U.S.
The world No.41 Tomljanovic will meet ninth-seeded German Julia Goerges in the first round.
The qualifying rounds were completed with Tomljanovic, Blinkova, Karolina Muchova and Lin Zhu wining through while Alison Riske and Hercog grabbed the lucky loser spots.