Australian standout Bernard Tomic suffered the fastest defeat in ATP history on Thursday, crashing out of the ATP Sony Open hardcourt event in his first match following January hip surgery. The world No. 74 lost 6-0, 6-1 to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen in a record 28 minutes, 20 seconds — the shortest ATP Tour match ever recorded, beating the old mark set by Briton Greg Rusedski and Germany’s Carsten Arriens at the Sydney International in 1996. The Briton beat his German opponent 6-0, 6-0 in 29 minutes. — AFP

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