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Sport Bernard Tomic fails to qualify for Australian Open 2018

10:21  14 january  2018
10:21  14 january  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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By Anthony Colangelo. Updated15 January 2018 — 6:05amfirst published 14 January 2018 — 11:04am. Bernard Tomic has failed to qualify for the Australian Open singles draw, losing a do-or-die qualifying match against little-known Italian Lorenzo Sonego in three sets on Sunday.

BERNARD Tomic has failed to qualify for the Australian Open — and finished his campaign with a smug parting shot.

Bernard Tomic lost his do-or-die qualifier.© AAP Bernard Tomic lost his do-or-die qualifier. Bernard Tomic has failed to qualify for the Australian Open singles draw, losing a do-or-die qualifying match against little-known Italian Lorenzo Sonego in three sets on Sunday.

Sonego, 22, and ranked 218 in the world, had never qualified for a grand slam singles draw before beating the prodigiously talented Australian 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 on Sunday.

Tennis Australia chose not to hand Tomic an automatic wildcard spot in the lead up to the event, nor did he take up the offer of a spot in the wildcard play-off in December.

Had he won, world No.142 Tomic would have been making his 10th consecutive appearance in the Australian Open singles draw.

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Bernard Tomic ’s Australian Open campaign is over before the tournament proper even begins after a three-set final-round qualifying loss to Italian Lorenzo Sonego.

Tomic sarcastically responded to journalists asking him where he'd go from the loss.

"I just count money, that's all I do. I count my millions," he said.

"You go do what I did (on court). Bye bye."

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Bernard Tomic has failed to qualify for the Australian Open singles draw, losing a do-or-die qualifying match against little-known Italian Lorenzo Sonego in three sets on Sunday. Sonego, 22, and ranked 2018 in the world.

Bernard Tomic said he was heading home to "count my millions" after failing to qualify for the Australian Open . The Australian lost 6-1 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 to Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the final round of qualifying in Melbourne.

Tomic will further slump in the ATP rankings as he will lose his points earned from a third-round appearance at Melbourne Park last year.

Tomic saved two match points in a dramatic final game, but was eventually broken on the third match point.

He was unhappy with the umpire's call to bring up the third match point, arguing that Sonego's winner down the line was out.

The Italian started the match on fire with his serve overpowering the laconic Australian from the outset. He broke Tomic in the fourth game and then the sixth game to win the set 6-1.

Tomic wrestled his way back into the match by improving his own service game.

He saved break points in the third game and the fourth game of the second set and this scare seemed to spark him to life. He immediately began playing more positively, particularly on his own service game, and almost broke Sonego in the eighth game.

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Sonego, as he did for the whole contest, hunted a series of pretty Tomic lobs and drop shots to save the game.

Tomic appeared to care about his performance – you just had to look for it.

He sometimes offered small fist pumps after winning a point on serve or hit his cap against his leg when Sonego got the better of him.

That was in sharp contrast to the Italian who was an open book from the first game onwards – signalling to his coach in the crowd, becoming visibly frustrated with himself and most of all scrapping for every loose ball of the afternoon.

Tomic only got the better of Sonego's serve during the second set tiebreak. His inability to handle the Italian's rockets - who regularly served at 200 km/h - was the Australian's downfall.

The 29th seed in the qualifying tournament, Tomic had to win three games beginning on Wednesday. He beat Frenchman Vincent Millot in straight sets on Wednesday and then defeated American Tommy Paul in three sets on Saturday after their match on Friday was delayed by rain.

Sonego also played on Wednesday and Saturday and defeated Thiago Monteiro and Mohamed Safwat, both in straight sets, on his way to beating Tomic.

Meanwhile fellow Australians Priscilla Hon, John-Patrick Smith and Bradley Mosely all lost on Sunday in their bids to make the Australian Open singles draw.

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Comment: Bernard Tomic needs help – and tennis must be the one to provide it .
We are all accountable for our own actions but at some point, Tennis Australia, the ATP and WTA need to ask themselves – again – if they are doing enough to support young players. So, too, the senior players on the tour. Sportspeople are not "independent contractors". They are the most important participant in their sport. The sport has an obligation to make sure they are OK.

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