Controversial Australian player fined $15K for Wimbledon news conference

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 6, 2017

When asked in his post-match news conference if he should repay the money from his limp defeat, Tomic replied: 'We all work for money.

In an extraordinary aftermath, Tomic also confessed to being "bored" against Zverev and that he had lost motivation for the game, was only playing for money and he no longer cared how he performed at grand slam tournaments.

"We were extremely disappointed with the statements made at Wimbledon by one of our sponsored athletes, Bernard Tomic", read a statement from Head.

Bernard Tomic says he's bored with tennis. It's not I don't give my best. "It's tough, it's a different mentality to play on grass, different movement".

"He has the game to play against me". It's a hard match for me.

"I think I paid the price for that".

Australian tennis icon John Newcombe fears Tomic will end up broke if he doesn't seek help after the Queenslander also said his on-court malaise was a "mental" issue. "I have been in this particular situation before many times and will try to use the experience knowing what to do on a daily basis to get myself in the right shape, the right state of mind and hopefully the right performance". You know, to be completely honest with you.

The 22-year-old Pavlasek conceded his serve seven times against former World No. 1 in the match that lasted an hour and 34 minutes, reports Efe.

"Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, you know." .

"I'm 24. I came on the Tour at 16, 17". It's happened to me a lot.

WIMBLEDON, England - As we note this Australian mini-tradition at Wimbledon, let's note the oddest thing about it: We're talking about Australia!

Tomic revealed post-match he had no respect for the sport, was bored and "mentally not there". "You need to find that sort of energy". But he is just trying to explain how he feels. what is going on.

Belgian Steve Darcis became the latest player at Wimbledon to retire injured from a match this week as a back problem forced him out of the tournament. I've won titles in my career, I've made finals, a bunch of them.

Ernests Gulbis sprang a Wimbledon surprise as the World No. 589 defeated former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) on Thursday. To me, everything is the same.

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