13 Sep 2009

Tomic through to US Tennis Open junior boys' final

2:51 pm on 13 September 2009

Australian teenage tennis star Bernard Tomic has stormed into the US Open junior boys' final with back-to-back straight-sets victories in New York.

With rain washing out play on Friday and threatening to cause havoc again, all junior matches were moved to an indoor complex outside of New York.

The third-seeded Tomic excelled on the faster surface, crushing Brazilian Tiago Fernandes 6-1 6-4 in the quarter-finals and then seeing off Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1 7-6 (7-5) in the semis.

Seeking a second junior grand slam crown to add to his 2008 Australian Open title, 16-year-old Tomic will face unseeded American Chase Buchanan or French eighth seed Gianni Mina in the final at Flushing Meadows on Monday.