Bernard Tomic slapped with massive fine over 'pathetic' Wimbledon showing

Aussie Bernard Tomic has been fined his entire first-round prize money of GBP45,000 ($A80,460) for not playing to the required standards at Wimbledon in his straight-sets loss on Tuesday.

Tomic lost 6-2 6-1 6-4 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 58 minutes - the shortest men's singles match at the All England Club in 15 years.

The world No.96 can appeal the decision of tournament organisers.

However, Tomic told reporters after the match he played the best he could.

Bernard Tomic of Australia reacts in his Men's Singles first round match against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France during Day two of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

"I think I played as best as I could. It's just I played terrible," said the world number 96, who was a top 20 player in 2011 but has been dubbed 'Tomic the tank engine' in sections of the media.

When he was asked if he was happy with the effort he was making on court, he snapped: "Next question please."

Fans looked bemused as the world No.96 offered token resistance, barely running for shots as the 34-year-old Tsonga cruised through to the second round.

Social media channels lit up with Wimbledon followers slating Tomic's apparent lack of effort with "appalling", "embarrassing" and "pathetic".