first_imgIt’s an absolute joke: Tomic’s underarm serve vs Kyrgios leaves spectators fumingBernard Tomic executed an underarm serve on match point during an exhibition match against Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic.advertisement Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 17:48 IST Bernard Tomic served from behind and between his legs to Nick Kyrgios on match point at Kooyong Classic. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBernard Tomic’s serve from behind and between his legs was accepted as match-winning serveKyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief over the serviceAustralian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker was unimpressed by Tomic and KyrgiosBernard Tomic secured a controversial-yet-comical victory in an exhibition match against compatriot Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday when the Australian hit an ace on match point with an underarm serve from behind his legs.Serving for the contest in the second set, world number 85 Tomic moved into his service stance before chipping one ball over the net while still bouncing another, catching Kyrgios, the umpire and spectators completely off guard.Kyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief as the umpire announced “game, set and match” with a 6-3, 6-4 scoreline after a few moments of deliberation in the Australian Open warmup encounter.”I don’t think there’s ever been a player like BT (Tomic),” Kyrgios, another of Australia’s more mercurial talents, told reporters.I have never seen a serve like this. Bernard Tomic, behave! pic.twitter.com/UY7e8h5HRcMark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) January 9, 2019Tomic has slipped down the world rankings from a career high number 17 in recent seasons, but has improved recently and won his first title in three years at the Chengdu Open in September.”It is great to see him back out here as I know he was going through some rough times,” world number 51 Kyrgios, who himself has struggled for consistency, added.”He won a title last year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see… he looks happy, he looks healthy. That’s the main thing… you never want to see a talent like that go down and keep being down.”advertisementWhile Kyrgios saw the bright side of Tomic’s sneaky service winner, Australian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker, who was watching in the stands, was less than impressed and took to Twitter to express her dismay.”It’s an absolute joke. I’m paying money to be here and the two idiots aren’t giving two shits,” she wrote.”It’s an exhibition match but you can still bet on it… How this isn’t match fixing is beyond me? Get these two off the circuit.”Tomic and Kyrgios will both feature at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.Also Read | Australian Open: Federer, Serena favourites to win 2019’s 1st Grand Slam tournamentAlso Read | World No.1 Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill part waysFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Bernard TomicFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Kooyong ClassicFollow Australian OpenFollow Tennislast_img read more

first_imgA trainee rescue dog sent out on an exercise to find a hidden person passed his test with flying colours after finding a real group of lost people.Scout, who still has another year of training before he becomes operational, has already managed to help a family that had gone astray.The Woodland Mountain Rescue Team, based in the Peak District, Yorkshire, said it was very proud of the 2-year-old dog.The team wrote on Facebook: “While out training last night the team’s trainee search dog Scout was working in woodland searching out a hidden person when he came across the scent of two unknown people who had become lost in the woodland, were without a torch and did not know how to get to safety.”Scout immediately returned to his handler to tell him he had found some lost people. “After indicating a find Scout then guided his handler into where the missing people were situated, returning several times to continue guiding as his handler got nearer the location.”The pair then helped the people out of the woodland and into safety. It takes 2-3 years to train a search dog, Scout has another year of training before he can become operational, but this is exactly what he will be required to do. Well done Scout.” Scout passed his test with flying coloursCredit:Woodland Mountain Rescue Team Members of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team on training exercisesCredit: Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team Scout passed his test with flying colours Members of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team on training exercises Not only did he find missing people, the dog also managed to complete his dummy training. A spokesperson for the Trust said: “After delivering the people to the road he went back and resumed his search for the hidden body and repeated the whole process again. He had a really good night.”Thanks to the body too who had to stay there for a lot longer than planned.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more