January 16, 2014

Bosnian tennis player Damir Dzumhur, 21, qualified among the 32 best tennis players for the third round of the Australian Open after his second round opponent Ivan Dodig withdrew from the match in the fourth set.

In an ethnically diverse country where players from the former Yugoslavia often attract the loudest support, the meeting between the first player to represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at a Grand Slam tournament and the Croatian Dodig was always likely to produce fireworks.

During a press conference Dzumhur said that the audience was fantastic, adding that he aims to make it into the top 100 this year.

In the battle for the fourth round, the B&H tennis player will play against Czech Tomas Berdych, the seventh seeded player who beat Frenchman Kenny de Schepper.