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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- Bernard Tomic lost the shortest completed ATP match on record Thursday, lasting only 28 minutes at the Sony Open in his first tournament since undergoing surgery on both hips.

Ending a two-month layoff, Tomic won just 13 points and lost to Jarkko Nieminen 6-0, 6-1. It was the quickest match since the ATP started keeping such records in 1991.

Nieminen lost only three points in seven service games. The first set took just 13 minutes; the second was only slightly more competitive.

''I felt like I did the best as I could, and I'm happy that I'm coming back,'' Tomic said. ''Hopefully in a little bit of time I can get back to 100 percent. It's not easy, but I'm trying, doing everything and trying my best to get there.''

Tomic, an Australian, was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2011. He has been ranked as high as 27th and is now 74th.

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