Australian tennis star Tomic says he has no love for the game

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Don’t come,” Tomic said late Sunday. “Just watch on TV, you don’t have to pay anything.”Tomic, who was slugged with a US$15,000 fine after he claimed he was “bored” during his lacklustre first round defeat at Wimbledon last month, said he oscillates between full commitment and apathy on court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Throughout my career I’ve given 100 percent. I’ve given also 30 percent. But if you balance it out, I think all my career’s been around 50 percent,” Tomic, who has slid down the rankings to 73 from a career-high 17, said in the interview.“I haven’t really tried, and (still) achieved all this. So it’s just amazing what I’ve done.” Australia’s Bernard Tomic. AFP FILE PHOTOAustralian star Bernard Tomic admits he is playing tennis just for the money and says he has no love for a game that has earned him millions.In a frank Australian television interview, the 24-year-old told his fans to stay at home rather than paying to watch him play if they were opposed to his polarising on-court antics.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “I didn’t come from a rich family. We had no money.“And now living in all these lavish houses and property around the world, it’s my choice. It’s something that I’ve worked for.”Tomic was axed by his racquet sponsor just hours after his Wimbledon fine, deeming his behavior unacceptable.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Asked to provide advice to aspiring tennis players he was blunt.“Don’t play tennis. Do something you love and enjoy, because it’s a grind, and it’s a tough, tough, tough life. My position, I’m trapped. I have to do it,” he said.“Tennis chose me. It’s something I never fell in love with. You know, I like it.”Tomic also stood by his inflammatory comments after being controversially eliminated at Wimbledon by German Mischa Zverev.“I don’t regret what I said. That’s why I said it — to piss a few people off,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img

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