Tursunov survives scare


DmitryTursunovvBritEB2009Dmitry Tursunov suffered a scare to British no2 Alex Bogdanovic before edging through an epic three set Centre Court thriller on a tiebreak.

The Russian star was pushed all the way by his opponent – and the home supporters – before booking a 3rd Round berth courtesy of an edgy 6-7 6-4 7-6 triumph.

Bogdanovic celebrated his eight Wimbledon wildcard on the bounce by shocking Czech Republic’s Ivo Minar in the opening round to set up a clash against the world no27.

The 25-year-old, vying his first ever victory at the SW19 in eight attempts, explained: “I wanted to play as many matches as I could on grass before Wimbledon and I’ve been able to do that so I feel prepared.

“But it’s always tough to lose matches like today. It could have been anybody’s victory but at least I played solidly and gave him a game.

“In the second set my serving wasn’t as good and I gave him more chances to attack me which cost me, but I did well to come this far.

“”This is the best I’ve ever played, so I’m going into Wimbledon with great confidence.”