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Tomic Loses Shortest Match On Record

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Bernard Tomic of Australia packs his bag after after losing to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during the Sony Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 20, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Bernard Tomic of Australia packs his bag after after losing to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during the Sony Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 20, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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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.

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