Bernard Tomic, Frances Taifoe accused of ‘out-tanking’ each other at Atlanta Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 | 0

Bernard Tomic and Frances Taifoe were involved in a controversial first round match at the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

Tomic rallied from one-set down to prevail 4-6 6-3 7-6 over much higher-ranked Tiafoe in a battle that lasted one hour and 48 minute.

According to a report by Daily Mail, fans accused the duo of playing lethargic tennis in order to ‘out-tank’ each other.

“Hope it was free admission to see this Tiafoe/ Tomic match, ridiculous effort,” one person wrote on Twitter at the end of the match.

Another one didn’t shy away from labelling it the ‘worst in history. “Worst game in the history of tennis this afternoon. Just a shame,” he wrote.

Interestingly, this comes just days after Tomic was fined his entire Wimbledon prize money after losing to Frenchman Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga in four sets.

Although he did appeal the decision, it was rejected keeping in mind his troublesome past.

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