Tomic bombs out of Wimbledon qualifying

Darren Walton
Bernard Tomic has crashed out of Wimbledon qualifying with a straight-sets loss

Bernard Tomic won't be returning to the scene of the crime after failing to qualify for Wimbledon.

The one-time quarter-finalist will miss the grass-court major for the first time in almost a decade after crashing to a straight-sets loss to Belgian Davis Cup player Ruben Bemelmans in the final round of qualifying.

Tomic required court-side treatment for a leg injury midway through his 6-3 6-1 6-2 defeat, which came a year after the former world No.17 was fined a Wimbledon-record $20,000 for saying he was "a little bored" and feigned injury during a listless first-round loss to Mischa Zverev.

The 25-year-old cut a dejected figure as he exited stage left from Roehampton's biggest show court.

Tomic had been hoping to emulate his run through qualifying in 2011, when he went on to become the youngest men's quarter-finalist at The All England Club since Boris Becker 25 years earlier.

But seven years on and the fallout continues from his 2017 meltdown.

Tomic is struggling to regain his place in the world's top 100 after spiralling to No.243 following his flirtation with reality TV earlier this year.

Another former teenage prodigy, Thanasi Kokkinakis, also bombed out, the injury-plagued 22-year-old falling 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-5 to fellow South Australian Alex Bolt.

"I'm not stoked. I thought like I was on top the whole match but I got tight in the big moments," Kokkinakis said.

"I was up a break in the first, got tight in the second, won the third.

"Then I was up 3-1 and two points from a double break in the fourth and I didn't take it.

"So I didn't play big enough on the big points so it was pretty disappointing."

Kokkinakis's loss comes after he also failed to qualify for the French Open and just two months after conquering the great Roger Federer in Miami.

But while gutted, he was rapt for Bolt, who he touches base with almost daily.

"We've grown up practising a lot and playing together. He's a good mate; I'm happy for him," Kokkinakis said.

"If I lost to anybody, I'm happy it's him. But I'm just disappointed I lost. It's tough."