Bernard Tomic, once the great hope of world tennis, says that he will try to save his career, although not so long ago he was thinking about a definitive retirement. Tomic, who as the 18-year-old was the youngest Wimbledon quarterfinalist since Boris Becker in 1986, had a famous statement that he was bored on the field, after the defeat at Wimbledon in 2017 in the first round.
"I really stopped playing two and a half years ago. I told myself that I was fed up, I did some other things, but to be honest, now I'm tired of those things too." "I made great success when I was too young.
It all reached me. Constant travels since the age of ten… At the age of 25, I was already tired and I was talking stupid s*its in the media ", Tomić said in an interview with Courier-Mail. Tomic, who turned 29 in October, says money is not a motive for his new desire for tennis.
"Nope. Money has never been the essence. I could stop now and be happy, but I don't want that. I mean, what else would I do? I am 29 years old, I can go back to tennis." "I was 17th in the world, and I could be in the top 5 and fight for the Grand Slam title.
However, that is a completely different level - I have 5 years. I am not the same as when I was 18-20 years old. Time changes people - I'm older and a little wiser, I'm not that stupid kid anymore. "
Five years ago, Tomic held the racket upside down on a match ball, and then said: "I don't care about that match ball - would you care if you are 23 years old and you have more than ten million dollars?" “Ha-ha.
when you say that, it sounds hilarious, but it's not good to say such things. It's a kid brain. That was not the right thing to do and I regret it a lot, I didn't have to say much. " The Australian is currently struggling with a finger injury, but he returned to training, he says that he is more serious.
" I am missing- pressure some moments on the field, to play with the best, the audience, victories, defeats… The previous two years I didn't care, now I care a little more." "I want to try to get ready, to give myself another chance in the next five or six years.
I want to get in the top 10 - I was 17, it separated me from 12th place, and then I gave maybe 60 percent of myself." " I want to finish in the right way, I believe I can do it in two or three years and retire happy. "