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WATCH: Tomic has quasi-coaching talk with chair ump, retires from match


It wasn’t the greatest look for the 23-year-old Australian. (AP)

Down 6-3, 3-0, to ATP journeyman Teymuraz Gabashvili in Sydney on Thursday, No. 1 seed Bernard Tomic did what he has been accused of periodically throughout his career.

He quit.

Not just that, though. Oh no. That would be pedestrian. Dull. Decidedly un-Bernie. Instead, after an extended conversation with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani that ended with each chuckling to himself, he quit. After chatting about the impending Australian Open draw and points he needs to move up in the rankings, he quit.