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Goffin beats Tomic, Wickmayer also into final on day two at Kooyong

Posted on January 11, 2017

Defending champion David Goffin was too good for Australian Bernard Tomic on day two of the 2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic winning through to the final of the men’s championship draw on Friday.

The world number 11 from Belgium was in fine form on another hot Melbourne day that provided some tough conditions for the players as the wind picked up throughout the afternoon.

He will go on to play big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the final, who defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon on the first day of play.

On the women’s side of the championship draw it was fellow Belgian Yanina Wickmayer who progressed to the final after defeating China’s Wang Qiang 6-3 6-4 in the final match of the day.

Wickmayer gets another day of practice before playing Romanian Sorana Cirstea who was too good for Australian Destanee Aiava in the first match of the tournament on Tuesday. The women’s final will also be held on Friday.

In other results, Polish big man Jerzy Janowicz got his second win of the tournament against Japanese speedster Yoshihito Nishioka in a tough contest that featured two tie breakers.

Earlier in the day local Kooyong product Andrew Whittington was forced to retire against Mikhail Youzhny after rolling his ankle halfway through the opening set.

The schedule for tomorrow is as follows and links to match reports are below.

 

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY

Gates open 10am

 

11:00AM – MATCH #1 – MEN’S EXHIBITION

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Borna Coric

FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #2 – WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 3-4th playoff

Destanee Aiava v Qiang Wang

FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #3 – MEN’S EXHIBITION

Yoshihito Nishioka v  Tommy Haas

FOLLOWED BY – MATCH #4 – MEN’S EXHIBITION

Mikhail Youzhny v  Karen Khachanov

 

Full match reports can be found via the links below:

 

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) def Andrew Whittington (AUS)    Retired                 Match Report

Bernard Tomic (AUS) def by David Goffin (BEL)                    2-6 4-6                  Match Report

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) def Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)              7-6 7-6                  Match Report

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def Qiang Wang (CHN)                 6-3 6-4                  Match Report

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