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Sport Fanning loses at Quiksilver Pro surfing

18:23  14 march  2018
18:23  14 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Retiring superstar Mick Fanning has been eliminated in the fourth round of his second last event on the World Surf League (WSL) tour.

The three-time world champion made a good start to the day at his home break of Snapper Rocks when he downed Californian Conner Coffin in the third round.

But Fanning could not back that effort up in the fourth round later on Wednesday, as he finished last in his three-man heat.

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Fellow Australian and defending Quiksilver Pro champ Owen Wright dominated the round-four encounter with a two-wave combined score of 17.00 points.

Young Brazilian Tomas Hermes also advanced to the quarter-finals by finishing second with 11.20, while Fanning could do no better than 10.43.

Fanning will make his WSL swan song next month at Bells Beach.

"I gave (Fanning) a hug before we went out," said Wright.

"It was like 'it's been a pleasure doing business with you'.

Three-time surfing world champion Mick Fanning has been eliminated in the fourth round of the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks. © AAP Image/Dean Lewins Three-time surfing world champion Mick Fanning has been eliminated in the fourth round of the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks. "It was nice to go out there and have him and also Tomas, who's a rookie coming through.

"It was a nerve-wracking heat. Three-manners are usually pretty tough as far as (catching) lots of waves goes.

"I went out with a game plan to just get really busy and be on the front foot."

The giant-killing run of Wright's younger brother Mikey came to an end in the fourth round when he was outclassed by Brazilian Filipe Toledo (15.70) and Australian Adrian Buchan (14.60).

Wildcard entrant Wright had eliminated two-time defending world champ John John Florence and 2014 world title-holder Gabriel Medina in the previous two rounds.

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