Breathless Tomic eliminated in first round of Australian Open qualifiers

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - First Round - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts after winning the match against Australia's Bernard Tomic. REUTERS/Aly Song

(Reuters) – Australia’s one-time child prodigy Bernard Tomic was eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers in Melbourne on Tuesday, saying he couldn’t breathe because of bushfire smoke hanging over Melbourne Park. The 27-year-old, who has earned over $6 million in prize money but seen his ranking plummet to 183 in the […]

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