Federer saw Wimbledon `demise` as he `got ahead of himself`, says Tomic

Sydney: Australian tennis ace Bernard Tomic has said that Swiss star Roger Federer may have got ahead of himself after Spaniard Rafael Nadal was dumped from the Wimbledon, leading to his own demise as Federer was knocked out of the tournament.

Tomic and Samantha Stosur, the remaining Australians, both won comprehensively, in back to back matches on a court that became a temporary Australian enclave, with Tomic beating American James Blake and Stosur sailing past Russian Olga Puchkova to reach the third round of the tournament.

Stating that he thinks that the players who do not get too much ahead of themselves and focus on their matches have the best chance of winning, Tomic said that many players, including Federer were so exhilarated after Nadal crashed out that they became complacent and as a result went on to their own demise in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Tomic offered explanations about the record seven players crashing out of the tournament on Wednesday, which raised questions about the conditions of the courts, saying that as professionals mainly played in the middle of the court, they are prone to find themselves on a more lush and a slippery surface when drawn wide.

Tomic, who is shin deep into the tournament without John, his father and coach, further said that on a grass court, the grass is always greener on the outside.

Although he had slammed the authorities over his father`s ban from the sport on Monday, Tomic, however, has now said that he is able to focus on his matches even without his father, adding that he is still taking tips from his father.

Stosur, who has been given the time to get clay courts out of her system in her effort to habituate herself to grass with an earlier-than-expected defeat at the French Open, said that she is enjoying playing on grass and admitted that she should have done that a long time ago.

Tomic now has Frenchman Richard Gasquet and Stosur gets in-form German Sabine Lisicki, although the report said that the Australian pair have kept their feet and their footholds in the tournament, unlike many other big names.

ANI