Bernard Tomic loses shortest match on record at Sony Open
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Bernard Tomic lost the shortest completed ATP match on record Thursday, lasting only 28 minutes at the Sony Open in his first tournament since undergoing surgery on both hips.
Ending a two-month layoff, Tomic won just 13 points and lost to Jarkko Nieminen 6-0, 6-1. It was the quickest match since the ATP started keeping such records in 1991.
Nieminen lost only three points in seven service games. The first set took just 13 minutes; the second was only slightly more competitive.
Tomic, an Australian, was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2011. He has been ranked as high as 27th and is now 74th.