Bernard Tomic capped off his 82-minute French Open farce by trying concede match point.
The much-maligned Aussie appeared to give minimal effort against Taylor Fritz on Tuesday, in another forgettable French Open appearance.
The big-serving American made the most of a disinterested Tomic to run away with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 first round victory, the 21-year-old's most dominant in a grand slam.
Tomic’s weak effort was perfectly encapsulated on the final point of all three sets.
He watched two aces sail straight past him at the end of the first two sets, before a truly bizarre moment on match point in the third.
The 26-year-old actually tried to concede the match early after serving a first-serve fault.
Fritz hit it back over the net for what would have been a winner, and Tomic bizarrely walked towards the net to shake hands.
However his bemused opponent and the chair umpire had to tell him he’d served a fault and the match wasn’t over yet.
He also appeared to tell Fritz where he was going to serve the next one.
“I thought the match was over, it would be nice to give him the point because that’s how I felt. But it’s okay. We replayed it,” he said afterwards.
Tomic had a serve called out on match point that Fritz hit a return winner - seems like Tomic just wanted the serve called in so the match could end. https://t.co/X3DdxgzYPD
— Michael Gallo (@Galloots) May 28, 2019
What's going on here?
— Jax Donald (@jax_donald) May 28, 2019
The World No.84 raced through his service games at almost comical speed as his main draw record on the French clay worsened to 3-10.
Tomic managed to combine nonchalance and impatience in a first set that lasted just 23 minutes.
He then shrugged his way through another abrupt post-match press conference, although stopped short of saying he hadn't given his all.
He did agree with compatriot Nick Kyrgios's social media post last week that the French Open "sucked", compared to Wimbledon, but said it was just a fact that his game wasn't suited to the slower surface.
"(I'm) pretty sure I did (try), but, you know, surface is not good for me," he said.
"I mean, it's not difficult. It's just my game is not built for this surface. Everything I do is not good for it."
Tomic must be absolutely delighted that Kyrgios is stealing all the headlines because it means people are ignoring his pathetic performances.
— Paul Timmons (@PaulT_Tennis) May 28, 2019
Bernard Tomic is a dead set embarrassment to Australia and world tennis. Needs to be handed a severe punishment for that pathetic display he just put in at #RolandGarros. Some poor bloke has missed out on a spot and had to watch that effort by Tomic. Disgusting
— Jem Nash (@JemNash95) May 28, 2019
Millman puts Tomic to shame
His performance was in complete contrast to that of compatriot John Millman, who fell agonisingly short in his four-hour battle with world No.5 Alexander Zverev.
Millman came from two sets down on his Roland Garros centre court debut to rattle the German, who threw an almighty tantrum when he lost the fourth set.
But last year's quarter-finalist found some inner calm in an inspired final set to land a 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 2-6 6-7 (7-5) 6-3 escape.
"It's disappointing, because I feel like there's a lot of people in the draw I would've beaten," world No.55 Millman said.
"And if you get the right draw ... it's about going a bit longer and deeper in these tournaments (not just winning in the first round)."
The 29-year-old was the antithesis of Tomic - Millman had just begun his second set when Tomic was justifying his effort to media.