Gone in 58 minutes: Tomic faces fine after Wimbledon defeat

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Bernard Tomic (Getty Images)
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London - Bernard Tomic shrugged off the prospect of being stripped of his £45 000 (R800 000) prize money after losing the second shortest match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

The controversial Australian, who has been accused of not trying previously in his career, lost 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in just 58 minutes.

It was only four minutes longer than it took Roger Federer to defeat Alejandro Falla of Colombia in 2004.

"I think I played as best as I could. It's just I played terrible," said the world No 96, who was a top 20 player in 2011 but has been dubbed 'Tomic the tank engine' by a critical Australian media.

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

Tomic has run foul of the Wimbledon authorities in the past.

Two years ago, he was fined after admitting he had faked an injury and complained of being bored in defeat to Germany's Mischa Zverev.

His racquet sponsor Head dropped him as a client.

"I expected a match like this," said Tsonga.

Tomic would not be the first player to be fined for alleged lack of effort in recent weeks.

America's Anna Tatishvili was stripped of her first round prize money at Roland Garros for "not playing at a professional standard".

She lost to Greece's 33rd-ranked Maria Sakkari, 6-0, 6-1 in just 55 minutes, only three minutes fewer than Tomic who had played a set more.

Tatishvili had returned to competition following a 31-month absence due to a serious ankle injury and multiple surgeries.

She is appealing the ruling, claiming she is the victim of discrimination.

Wimbledon results on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

Men

First round

Sam Querrey (USA) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 6-0

Andrey Rublev (RUS) bt Christian Garín (CHI) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4

John Millman (AUS) bt Hugo Dellien (BOL) 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Laslo Djere (SRB x31) bt Guido Andreozzi (ARG) 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3

Gilles Simon (FRA x20) bt Salvatore Caruso (ITA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-2

Tennys Sandgren (USA) bt Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

Márton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Dennis Novak (AUT) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA x12) bt Frances Tiafoe (USA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x13) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

João Sousa (POR) bt Paul Jubb (GBR) 6-0, 6-3, 6-7 (8/10), 6-1

Dan Evans (GBR) bt Federico Del Bonis (ARG) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x18) bt James Ward (GBR) 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x29) 7-6 (7/0), 6-4, 6-3

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-6 (12/10), 0-6, 6-1

Rafael Nadal (ESP x3) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Kei Nishikori (JPN x8) bt Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

Alex De Minaur (AUS x25) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER x33) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Taylor Fritz (USA) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Pablo Andújar (ESP) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

John Isner (USA x9) bt Casper Ruud (NOR) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11/9)

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x17) bt Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bt Brayden Schnur (CAN) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Dominik Koepfer (GER) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (11/9), 6-1

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x24) bt Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Lucas Pouille (FRA x27) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Grégoire Barrère (FRA) bt Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

Jay Clarke (GBR) bt Noah Rubin (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2

Women

First round

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x1) bt Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-4, 6-2

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Harriet Dart (GBR) bt Christina McHale (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) bt Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP x26) 6-4, 6-4

Alison Riske (USA) bt Donna Vekic (CRO x22) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Ivana Jorovic (SRB) bt Lesley Kerkhove (NED) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Belinda Bencic (SUI x13) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-3

Serena Williams (USA x11) bt Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA) 6-2, 7-5

Kaja Juvan (SLO) bt Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Varvara Flink (RUS) bt Paula Badosa (ESP) 6-4, 6-2

Julia Goerges (GER x18) bt Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 7-5, 6-1

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP x30) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-2, 7-5

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) bt Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 5-0 - retired

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-3, 6-2

Angelique Kerber (GER x5) bt Tatjana Maria (GER) 6-4, 6-3

Kiki Bertens (NED x4) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-3, 6-2

Taylor Townsend (USA) bt Arina Rodionova (AUS) 6-2, 6-3

Laura Siegemund (GER) bt Katie Swan (GBR) 6-2, 6-4

Barbora Zahlavova (CZE) bt Lesya Tsurenko (UKR x32) 6-3, 6-2

Elise Mertens (BEL x21) bt Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-2, 6-0

Monica Niculescu (ROU) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Tamara Zidansek (SLO) bt Eugénie Bouchard (CAN) 6-3, 5-7, 8-6

Wang Qiang (CHN x15) bt Vera Lapko (BLR) 6-2, 6-2

Sloane Stephens (USA x9) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-2, 6-4

Wang Yafan (CHN) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-2, 7-5

Katerina Siniaková (CZE) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Johanna Konta (GBR x19) bt Ana Bogdan (ROU) 7-5, 6-2

Amanda Anisimova (USA x25) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 6-3, 6-3

Magda Linette (POL) bt Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 6-0, 7-6 (11/9)

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2

Petra Kvitova (CZE x6) bt Ons Jabeur (TUN) 6-4, 6-2

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