Australian Bernard Tomic is amused by his tennis career as he discusses his tennis career and what he has for upcoming generation who want to have a career in tennis.
He indicated that he has never “really tried” throughout his tennis career indicating that he was bored when he lost to Mischa Zverev at Wimbledon on 4 July. he also added that he has probably been operating at “around 50%”.
“Tennis chose me. It’s something I never fell in love with,” Tomic told Australia’s Channel Seven.
“Throughout my career I’ve given 100%. I’ve given also 30%. But if you balance it out, I think all my career’s been around 50%.
“I haven’t really tried, and still achieved all this. So it’s just amazing what I’ve done.”
Tomic who has won three ATP Tour titles has not won any title since 2015 and has struggled for form this year with some series of lacklustre displays which has seen him drop from 17 to 73 on the ATP rankings.
Tomic, 24, lost at the first round of the last two Grand Slams and when asked what advice he will give to upcoming tennis players, he said; “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.”
Tomic has not had a smooth tennis career as it has been affected by controversies including being charged for resisting arrest and trespassing by police in the United States after refusing to leave a hotel room in July 2015.