‘Seen it all’: Tomic hits new low

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 04:21:03 PM. BERNARD Tomic’s Australian Open hopes are out of his hands.
(FILES) A file photo taken on July 4, 2017, shows Australia's Bernard Tomic reacting against Germany's Mischa Zverev during their men's singles first round match on the second day at 2017 Wimbledon Championships in London. Apathetic Australian star Bernard Tomic has admitted he is playing tennis just for the money and says he has no love for the game that has earned him millions. In a frank Australian television interview on July 23 July, Tomic told his fans to stay at home rather than paying to watch him play if they were opposed to his polarising on-court antics. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- BERNARD Tomic’s Australian Open hopes are out of his hands. His 2017 trainwreck is over — and the style in which his season has finished has sparked speculation his career is done. The 25-year-old Australian’s career has crumbled in 2017 off the back of a 10-19 record on the ATP Tour and a performance plunge to an ATP Tour ranking of No. 145 in the world. His nightmare season hit a new low on Tuesday morning (AEDT) when he fell to French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Vienna Open. His lethargic performance was stained by his inexplicable decision to serve underarm when serving at 5-5 in the first set with the match in the balance. The ATP Tour television commentators said the game hasn’t seen a serve like that since American champion Michael Chang in 1989. “We’ve seen it all now,” a commentator said. “When...Read more
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