Australian loudmouth Bernard Tomic got into a verbal spat with TV commentator John Fitzgerald after his poor showing against Denis Shapovalov at Melbourne Park today.

Fitzgerald questioned whether the one-time world No.17 would be seen at the Australian Open again as timid gave up on court.

“This is getting a bit cringeworthy here,” Fitzgerald said.

“No one can tell me that he is trying here.

Bernard Tomic was angry over comments made by his former Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald. Photo: Tennis Australia/ JAY TOWN

“I’m not sure we’ll see Bernard Tomic back at the Australian Open.”

A smiling Tomic was quick to retort when told of the latter remark in his post-match press conference.

“Of course it is (harsh),” Tomic said.

“But he’s probably the worst commentator I’ve ever seen in my life as well.”