Bernard Tomic, Australian tennis pro, was recently dumped by Head Tennis as his racquet sponsor.
Bernard Tomic Comments at Wimbledon
After a dismal showing in his first round at Wimbledon, the Aussie made his case for getting dumped much stronger. Tomic said he was “bored” and “unmotivated” in his straight sets loss against Zverev.
If that wasn’t enough, Bernard dug himself deeper with, ” When I finish playing I wont have to work again in my life. I’m satisfied with my life.” Uhhhh. Ok. I believe he’s got something like $20,000,000 +/- in the bank and he’s 24; he’s got quite the lifestyle with his fancy Ferrari’s and homes in Monaco and the Gold Coast. That $20M will go quickly. Especially if he’s planning on continuing his current attitude and losing sponsorship deals (whichever he has left).
And just for good measure, Bernard Tomic ended his post-match press conference with “I cant find commitment to work hard and lift trophies.” Ouch. That’s one big Australian F-U to all the aspiring and struggling tennis hopefuls all around the world. Having that kind of talent and being carried by the very country that you represent, is just the biggest dick move that I could think of.
Head Tennis Tomic Statement
“We were extremely disappointed with the statements made at Wimbledon by one of our sponsored athletes, Bernard Tomic. His opinions in no way reflect our own attitude for tennis, our passion, professionalism and respect for the game. Therefore, we have decided to discontinue our collaboration with Bernard Tomic. ”
I can’t say I blame Head Tennis, this guy is a clown and has very little respect for the game. Surely, Head would rather spend those sponsorship dollars on a more deserving player.
What can, or should, Tomic do at this point in his constantly controversial tennis career? Ditch his father entirely? Seek counseling? Retire? Let me know, in the comments below, how you would handle Tomic at this stage of his career.