Australian continues to fail to live up to his potential.
Bernard Tomic’s recent horror run of results at the US Open has continued with the Australian being bundled out in just the second round for the third year in the row.
Tomic let a golden chance to make the third round slip through his finger after he led by a set and a break of serve against British qualifier Daniel Evans.
However, it was not enough for Tomic to secure victory as Evans moved through to the next round 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Despite there being a big difference in world ranking between the 20-year-old Aussie and his 179th ranked opponents, Evans proved he had the mental toughness to grind his way back into the game and will now play in the final 32.
Evans looked to be in good form at Flushing Meadows after he beat world number 12 Kei Nishikori in the first round.
But after Tomic easily rolled through the first set, only dropping one game on the way to wrapping it up in just 22 minutes, the heroics from the Brit seemed over.
The turning point in the match was the third game in the second set which Evans won and never looked back, enabling the 23-year-old to earn a spot in the third round of a grand slam for the first time in his career.
The loss for Tomic continues raft of disappointing performances from him in his career after making the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt will be out to go at least one better than Tomic on Friday when he takes on sixth seed and fellow former Open champion Juan Martin del Potro.
Hewitt likes his chances in his second-round showdown because he can attack the Argentine powerhouse’s game with quickness.
The 32-year-old former world number one from Adelaide who won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon crowns, defeated US wildcard Brian Baker 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in his first-round match Wednesday.