Bloomfield will not be in US Open

Norfolk's Richard Bloomfield's hopes of qualifying for the US Open were dashed in the first round Wednesday when he lost to Czechoslovakia's Tomas Zib 7-6 (8-6) 7-5.

Norfolk's Richard Bloomfield's hopes of qualifying for the US Open were dashed in the first round Wednesday when he lost to Czechoslovakia's Tomas Zib 7-6 (8-6) 7-5.

Bloomfield had set point in the first set tie-breaker but was unable to resist Zib's determined recovery, then at 5-5 in the second set lost serve to leave Zib serving for the match.

Tomas Zib has a world ranking of 139 after hitting a career high last year of a 51, Bloomfield is currently ranked 226.