Bernard Tomic sinks to new low with historically quick loss

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Bernard Tomic has been slammed by tennis fans after a disastrous performance at the New York Open qualifiers.

The controversial Aussie lost to the World No.112 in just 39 minutes on Monday - the second-quickest loss of his career.

Tomic faced 35-year-old Go Soeda in the qualifiers but was pummelled 6-2, 6-1 in the second round.

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The 27-year-old Australian was only able to win five of 33 points on his opponent’s serve, while serving four double faults in the process.

The 39-minute shocker was somehow not his fastest loss ever after a 28-minute effort against Jarkko Nieminen back in 2014.

Needless to say fans weren’t impressed.

Tomic’s current ranking is World No.191 after two years of disastrous results.

The loss adds to Tomic’s recent frustrations after failing to make the Australian Open in a dramatic first-round exit in qualifying.

Australian Open fail

The Aussie was struggling with breathing issues during his qualifier, as the former world No.17 was dismissed by seventh-seeded American Denis Kudla in straight sets 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in hot and smoky conditions at Melbourne Park.

His match got off to a promising start but the 27-year-old slowly began to wilt.

Tomic called for a medic at 1-2 in the second set, saying he was having difficulty breathing.

"I just can't breathe," Tomic was heard to say.

Bernard Tomic was knocked out fo the New York Open qualifiers round in just 39 minutes. (Getty Images)

The doctor gave him an inhaler and checked his chest with a stethoscope, before clearing him to resume.

But the Queenslander was unable to hold his serve and went down 1-3 which spelled the end of his challenge.

A former Wimbledon quarter-finalist, Tomic was hoping for a brighter 2020 after his ranking plummeted to 182 following a year to forget which included a hand injury.

Tomic recorded just seven wins at ATP level - none at the slams - and hadn't played a competitive match since October.

Overlooked by Tennis Australia for a wildcard into the main draw, Tomic needed to win three sudden-death encounters to enter the season's first grand slam.

with AAP