Sports News, July 6:- Bernard Tomic, who suffered a crushing first-round defeat against Mischa Zverev at Wimbledon, admitted he felt ‘bored’ during the course of the match and suggested he only played tennis for money.
Tomic, after suffering a feeble 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Zverev on Tuesday, further admitted in the post-match press conference that there nothing wrong with him and he called a medical timeout to try and disrupt his opponent’s momentum. The Australian called the trainer in the second set when he was a break down.
The 24-year-old further asserted that he was only playing tennis for the money. “Holding a trophy or doing well, it doesn’t satisfy me anymore. It’s not there,” he said in the post match conference.
“I wasn’t mentally and physically there with my mental state to perform. I felt a little bit bored. I don’t know why but I felt a little bit bored out there, to be completely honest with you.”
“I couldn’t care less if I make a fourth-round US Open or I lose first round. To me, everything is the same. I’m going to play another 10 years, and I know after my career I won’t have to work again,” he added.’
Tennis legend and nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova blasted Tomic for his attitude, saying, “It’s disrespectful to the sport, it’s disrespectful to the history of the sport.”
“If you can’t get motivated at Wimbledon it’s time to find another job,” she reacted.