Bernard Tomic's embarrassing act in diabolical Wimbledon flop

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Bernard Tomic, pictured here crashing out of Wimbledon qualifying in the second round.
Bernard Tomic crashed out of Wimbledon qualifying in the second round. Image: Getty/Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic has crashed out of qualifying for Wimbledon in the second round, losing the second set on Wednesday in just 18 minutes.

Tomic's hopes of making another run through Wimbledon qualifiers and deep into the main draw were dashed by Bernabe Zapata Miralles in a tame exit.

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The controversial Aussie made headlines on Tuesday when he followed his opening round victory over Blaz Kavcic by joking how he'd "kind of s**t" himself" near the end of the match - which prompted the TV interviewer to have to apologise for his language.

But there was not much heard of Tomic on Wednesday after his second round trouncing by the Spanish up-and-comer.

Zapata Miralles, the 10th seed at the qualifying tournament, thrashed Tomic 6-4 6-1 with the second set lasting an embarrassing 18 minutes.

It's been a decade since an 18-year-old Tomic barnstormed through qualifying and become the youngest quarter-finalist in the tournament proper since Boris Becker. 

It was his best-ever result at a grand slam, and looks set to remain so.

The 28-year-old has suffered a staggering fall from grace in recent years and is currently ranked 224 in the world.

Bernard Tomic, pictured here in action at Wimbledon in 2019.
Bernard Tomic in action at Wimbledon in 2019. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Aussies stay alive in Wimbledon qualifying 

Despite Tomic's exit, there's plenty of Australian interest left in the qualifiers at Roehampton.

Four players are set to shoot for a place in the main draw on Thursday, Storm Sanders ready to fight another day after a winning comeback from match point down against Sara Errani.

Sanders enhanced her reputation by producing her best tennis when match point down against former French Open finalist Errani, winning a brilliant 21-stroke rally to stay alive then powering through a tiebreak and overwhelming the Italian in the third.

"I just kind of kept fighting, and back myself and I can't quite believe I got the win today," said Sanders.

"For me, that 21-stroke rally was the turning point, I really had to fight and dig deep there."

The Rockhampton leftie, from the same Queensland town as the great Rod Laver, is one of five Aussie women still left in the qualifiers alongside Priscilla Hon, Astra Sharma, Ellen Perez and Arina Rodionova.

Hon, the 23-year-old Brisbane player who defeated Russian Kamilla Rakhimova 6-3 6-2 and Sharma, who came from a set down to beat experienced Slovak Kristina Kucova 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-2, will both seek to win third round qualifiers on Thursday to earn a main draw spot.

There are still three seeking qualification in the men's draw too despite Tomic's exit and the departure of 33-year-old Perth stalwart Matt Ebden, who found British teenager Arthur Fery too much to cope with in a 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 defeat.

Melbourne's Marc Polmans beat another talented teenage Brit Felix Gill 7-6 (10-8) 6-2, while Sydney's Chris O'Connell, who's had some marathon matches of late following his first-ever five setter at the French Open, outstayed Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 7-5.

Both Aussies will also play their key third round qualifiers on Thursday.

with AAP

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