Wimbledon: Tomic stripped of prize money for not meeting professional standards

Last Updated: Jul 04 2019 19:17
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TENNIS- Australian controversial player Bernard Tomic has been stripped of his Wimbledon prize money of £45,000 ($56,600) for showing lack of intent and tanking his first round match.

Tomic lost to France’s Jo-Wifried Tsonga 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday in 58 minutes, in what was the second shortest match in open era tennis history.

“It is the opinion of the referee that the performance of Bernard Tomic in his first round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did not meet the required professional standards,” said a statement by the All England Club.

When Tomic was asked about his performance after the loss, he had said that he played the best he could.