Sublime Federer a class above Tomic
Fourth seed and home favourite Stanislas Wawrinka was bundled out of the Swiss Indoors in Basel at the first-round stage by Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko.
Davydenko took two hours and 13 minutes to triumph in two tie-break sets 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (7/3) in a match that saw two breaks of serve by each player in the opening set.
Roger Federer has played down rattling off wins in the season's closing three events as he did last year after reaching the second round of his home Swiss Indoors.
The five-time and top seed opened at the St Jakobshalle with a straight-sets win over German Benjamin Becker on Monday night and was Tuesday awaiting an opponent from Japan's Go Soeda and Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.
Three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick renewed his grasscourt confidence with a place in the quarterfinals in Eastbourne on Wednesday.
The American sixth seed, playing on a wild card after an early loss at last week's Queen's Club, defeated Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 7-6 (8/6) to continue his successful debut appearance in this English seaside town.
Australia has been searching for a successor to Lleyton Hewitt for some time now and in Bernard Tomic, they may just have found it. Self-taught and hugely talented, the teenager has already cracked the world's Top 30 and has set his sights on getting to the very top.
Tennis star Bernard Tomic caused a sensation by asking an umpire to throw his dad out of one of his matches.
The Aussie number one - currently ranked 36th in the world - was up against one of the finest players on the planet as he took on world number five David Ferrer at the Miami Masters.
Roger Federer set up a 24th career meeting against old rival Andy Roddick on Saturday as both men eased through the Miami Masters third round.
Third-seeded Federer, who has a 21-2 record against world number 34 Roddick, recorded his 23rd win of 2012 by beating 19-year-old American wild card Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).
ATPWorldTour.com takes a look at the news and talking points at the Australian Open on the second Tuesday.
FEDERER IMPRESSED BY DELPO; LOOKING FORWARD TO NADAL SEMI-FINAL
ATPWorldTour.com takes a look at the news and talking points at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Ah, to play an icon, a hero, someone you idolize.
That’s the fate that became Bernard Tomic when the draw dangled 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in front of him in a fourth-round match, played under the lights, at Melbourne Park on Sunday.