After the humiliating defeat of the first round Bernard Tomic before the German Mischa Zverev, former tennis players plucked the 24 years of Australia for his series of bad taste. Tomic lost 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a game in which he was not at all motivated to be a part.
At the post-match press conference, Tomic said, “I was not mentally and physically there with my mental state.” I felt a little bored. “I could not care less if I do a fourth round of the US Open or I lose the first round.
For me, everything is the same. I’m going to play 10 years, and I know that after my career, I will not have to work. You must respect the sport. But I do not think I respect it enough. ”
However, his comments have not evolved with the former Australian tennis player Pat Cash. “I do not think Bernie is a long shot from around the world, Australian players,” Cash said.
“He can do a lot worse than this to ruin the image we created, but a lot of former players are confused, the Australians, especially the guys who started the professional circuit, we would not be here without these guys.”
Even six-time Australian champion Rennae Stubbs said that the comments made by Tomic were horrible and have asked for embarrassment for the sport. “You are a disgrace to yourself, and not just for sports, but for tennis in Australia,” Stubbs told BBC.
Fourteen times, Wimbledon victim Martina Navratilova said the Australian had to find another job and prove himself in the sport. “It’s a lack of respect for sport and a lack of respect for the history of the sport. If you can not motivate yourself for Wimbledon, it’s time to look for another job.
The spectators paid money to come here and watch Wimbledon and the guy arrives and we did not try, can not be disturbed. Stay home, “Navratilova said in the BBC’s live coverage.
However, Australian tennis coach and commentator Roger Rasheed said Tomic had to be guided up to this point in his life and also takes his time off. “The problem is, where is it?” Rasheed told Sky Sports Radio.
“I do not know where he [comes] to support, to be honest. He wants to help the child as a person, talk to him to see what he wants to do as a passion and try to work with that.”
Only time will tell how Tomic will respond to these statements and how the future action will be. For now, Tomic should drop to at least 69th in the world rankings after the loss, the lowest since the dismissal imposed three years ago.