London: World number two Novak Djokovic has hailed Bernard Tomic and described him as am ‘incredible talent’.
Tomic has been the one of the most impressive players at the Wimbledon. He is the first player to have confirmed his place in the quarterfinals, a daily reports.
“I am looking forward to the next challenge. It is going to be a tough match because Bernard is an incredible talent with incredible potential,” Djokovic was quoted as saying.
Tomic will face Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Second seed Djokovic, is the most successful male player this season with 47 wins from 48 matches.
“He is showing it now. He is going to be a top player. He is beating some good players already, so I`m looking forward to playing him,” he added.
The 18-year-old Tomic cruised into the last eight of the Wimbledon with a breathtaking 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 win over world No. 42 Xavier Malisse.
Only Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg have made the last eight at a younger age than Tomic’s.
Earlier, Former tennis star Boris Becker and Wimbledon hero Roger Federer had praised Tomic and tipped him as a star in the making.