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Tomic tries returning match point with reversed racquet

BERNARD Tomic is at it again.

The highly-ranked Australian tennis player, sometimes derided as Tomic The Tank Engine, will once again come under the spotlight for his on-court attitude, this time after 'trying' to return serve with a reversed racquet when match point down against Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Tomic was trailing 6-2, 5-4, 40-0 when he held his racquet the wrong way and barely moved as Fognini fired down an ace to advance at the Madrid Open. It was another day to forget on clay for Tomic, who exited at the first hurdle for the third successive tournament.

The world No.22 is yet to win a match since being forced to retire with a wrist injury in the third round at Indian Wells in March against big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.

It's not the first time the Australian has made headlines over a mid-match meltdown.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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