Bernard Tomic has suffered yet another dramatic loss, bowing out of the Chengdu Open in China during the first-round.
The Gold Coaster was defeated 6-4 6-2 by Britain’s Kyle Edmund on Tuesday.
It was the 24-year-old’s first match since being beaten by Gilles Muller in the first round of the US open in New York last month.
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Tomic’s latest loss means he is no longer in the top 150, with the former grand slam quarter-finalist now needing to work extra hard to secure direct entry into the Australian Open.