Australia’s Bernard Tomic lost the shortest completed ATP match on record on Thursday, lasting only 28 minutes at the Sony Open in his first tournament since undergoing surgery on both hips.

Ending a two-month lay-off, 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.

“I felt like I did the best as I could, and I’m happy that I’m coming back,” Tomic said. “Hopefully in a little bit of time I can get back to 100 per cent. It’s not easy, but I’m trying, doing everything and trying my best to get there.”

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