Bernard Tomic is predicted to fly off to the South African jungle within the returning days, as a contestant on the native version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Pine Tree State Out Of Here. And he may need to remain there when yet one more public-relations disaster aggravated outrage around Australia.
After a lot of to-ing and froing, Tomic – whose ranking has born to No. 142 – did eventually move himself to require half of the Australian Open’s qualifying tournament last week. He won 2 matches before happening to a slender defeat on Sunday against 22-year-old Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Then came the newest Tomic goal. Pursued off the court by a TV crew, he told the person with the electro-acoustic transducer “I simply count cash, that’s all I do. I count my millions.”
This obsession with money price has become a Tomic image since he began to lose his craving for the sport last year. when aggregation a fine of £11,200 from the suburban area – wherever he admitted to feeling “bored” throughout his first-round defeat – he told the Sunday Herald Sun: “You guys will solely dream regarding having what I even have at twenty-four. the finish of the day, detest Pine Tree State or no matter. simply return to dreaming regarding your dream automobile or house whereas I’m going obtain them.”
The irony is that few folks in lawn tennis believe that Tomic is especially moneyed. Yes, he may need run up career earnings of near £4m. however this is often a notoriously pricey sport to pursue, and he’s conjointly liable to dropping A$50,000 during a night on the city – as he did at Melbourne’s exclusive Bond nightspot in Sept. the total issue comes across as a desperate plea for attention.
Tomic’s loss of kind ANd dignity appears notably unhappy after you bear in mind what an exciting prospect he once was, reaching the fourth spherical here as a 19-year-old in 2012. currently, his toxicant behavior appearance all the poorer once placed aboard the humility and charm of Australia’s latest industrious juvenile person Alex First State Minotaur, the 18-year-old UN agency reached the ultimate of the state capital International last week.