Bernard Tomic suffers record ATP thrashing
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Bernard Tomic suffers record ATP thrashing

Bernard Tomic has suffered the fastest loss in ATP history overnight after his 6-0 6-1 loss to Jarkko Nieminen at the Miami Masters.

Tomic's capitulation against the Finn lasted just 28 minutes and 20 seconds.

It broke the previous record set during Greg Rusedski's 29-minute 6-0 6-0 win over Germany's Carsten Arriens at the Sydney International in 1996.

It was a miserable way to mark Tomic's comeback from injury, having not played since retiring in the first-round Australian Open clash against Rafael Nadal.

But Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the second round with a 3-6 6-3 6-3 win over Robin Haase and in doing so became just the third active player to notch 600 ATP victories.

Roger Federer (942) and Rafael Nadal (675) are the other two current players.

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut was pushed before getting past American qualifier Steve Johnson 4-6 6-3 6-1.

Uzbek Denis Istomin edged past Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-2) after saving four set points in the first set.


Slovak qualifier Lukas Lacko beat Frenchman Kenny De Schepper 6-4 6-4 and Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez overcame American Bradley Klahn 1-6 6-1 6-4.

American wildcard Ryan Harrison was a 6-2 6-4 winner over Argentine Federico Delbonis and Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver overcame Russian 17-year-old Karen Khachanov 6-7 (8-10) 6-1 6-1.

Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-3), American Donald Young thrashed Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-2 6-2 and the United States' Sam Querrey fought past Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7-2) 6-3.

Jack Sock – a qualifier from America – eased past Argentine wildcard Guido Pella 6-3 6-4 and Slovenian Aljaz Bedene served 18 aces in his 1-6 6-2 6-4 win over Chinese Taipei's Jimmy Wang.

Frenchman Stephane Robert was too good for Russian qualifier Alex Bogomolov Jr 7-5 6-4 and Portugal's Joao Sousa claimed a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta.

Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin retired with a shoulder injury when trailing Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu 6-1 3-1.

 

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