Bernard Tomic Doesn’t Care How He Acts On A Tennis Court Cuz He’s 23 And Worth $10 Million!
by Tom Gainey | May 5th, 2016, 9:09 am
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Bernard Tomic upped his stupidity if that’s possible. The brash 23-year-old made the wrong headlines earlier this week for using his racquet handle to return serve down match point in Madrid. Tomic has now defended those actions, telling Australian media he didn’t care.

“I don’t care about that match point – would you care if you were 23 and worth over $10 million,” Tomic told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

What will the “Tank Engine” say next?


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58 Comments for Bernard Tomic Doesn’t Care How He Acts On A Tennis Court Cuz He’s 23 And Worth $10 Million!

madmax Says:

What a total jerk.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

He ought to enjoy it, he’ll be broke by 27.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Is there a less appealing personality in tennis today?


MMT Says:

Like Kyrgios, I think it has a lot to do with acting out from under the weight of expectations – not an excuse, but an explanation.

Now, for a guy who REALLY didn’t care what anybody thought, the worst I’ve ever seen was Marcelo Rios – that man was reprehensible in so many ways.

http://www.si.com/vault/1998/03/23/240664/the-most-hated-man-in-tennis-marcelo-rios-who-shot-to-no-3-in-the-world-with-his-victory-at-indian-wells-has-long-been-top-ranked-in-boorish-behavior


lakie Says:

Rios never won a slam but was no. 1 for a short period. While entertainers like Monfils and brats like Kyrgios add to spectator interest, no player can be a great unless he is disciplined. Fed rose to greatness only after he disciplined his emotions. So while I love Kyrgios’ antics and love to watch him, it might be in his interest, if he wants to be the next great thing, to discipline himself.


ORLANDO Says:

The only way to get rid of these jackasses is that the ATP and WTA tighten their rules and requirements. To have the privilege of belong to the professional tour you have to a required demeanor. These organizations do not need or have time to be correcting what your parents and family did not do at home when they should have. Want to play you uncivilized way? Take you racquet and go play in your backyard with your own people.


gee Says:

Tomic is just telling the truth of his situation.
He’s terribly sad, despite the money.

Years ago, the useless fraud Roddick pretended to be a sweetheart off court, but he was just a Federer sycophant.
He was a spoiled brat with a lot of money given to him by his dad.
He was allowed to harass GOAT Novak to make himself & Fed look superior. Obviously, he later admitted that he knew nothing about Nole’s
gluten allergy.
Roddick posed as the truth telling usa wrestling trashtalker.
He bashed the espn commentators because he could get away with doing anything. He upset Pam shriver but of course she was federer muppet & hypocrite, so she quickly got over it.
Espn was about money, not talent.
Roddick said he wanted a wrestling atmosphere.
The weak era was so bad that Roddick became #1 over Fed.
No one punished Roddick’s violent & abusive actions because
he humiliated himself while the TV ratings were very low in 2004-2006.
He would’ve been banned from tennis in 2003-8, but by that time, espn
wanted to make fed the best thing in sports next to Roddick the dunce.


Margot Says:

Well that’s it! Liked Atomic’s tennis and forgave him much because of his ad dad, but leaping off the bandwagon now. Plenty of seats available folks….;)


jalep Says:

Indeed, Margot. Have been ready many times to jump back on Bernie’s bandwagon but no more. Poor kid.

It’s a busy time on bandwagon’s these days! No time for Tommy the Tank Engine.


Margot Says:

Talking of which Jalep, have you seen how well Sousa’s playing? Has totally by-passed my radar up till now, but gee whizz he is playing really aggressively and has got a huge forehand. Plays the clay like hard, hits the ball very flat. Just took the first set 6-1 v Sock, but Sock was fairly useless TBH. Perhaps he can re-group?
Simona had a mare set 2, but looked v. good otherwise. Big chance for her here.


jalep Says:

Oh yes, I’ve been noticing the Portuguese Sousa for a few years. Wouldn’t say I’ve quite been on a bandwagon but I do like him – easy on the eyes 🙂 …his tennis.

I’m watching them, Jack and Joao. Like Madison Keys yesterday, Jack allowed a couple tournament imperfections get to him — not sure he can re-group. It’s too bad. Jack at his best, would make (perhaps) a more interesting match-up for Rafa, imo. Will be very happy for Joao if he wins this match, tho!


Margot Says:

Jack has regrouped this set. A bit um…podgy, not sure he could stand up to Rafa making him run…and run…and run…;)


jalep Says:

Is podgy like pudgy? lol…
Does Querrey have a pulse? He’s so laid-back/casual playing Rafa.


Margot Says:

Yep podgy must = pudgy, never heard of “pudgy.” Sounds like a mix of fudge and pudding, a fudge pudding even, the eating of which would indeed make one very podgy.
Sam is so laid back he is horizontal.


Margot Says:

One set each now. Dunno who will win.


jalep Says:

😂 I have no doubt who wins in Rafa vs Sam.

Podgy meanwhile got a set!


jalep Says:

Jack, dear, Jack. There’s his problem – one of them, anyway. He’s got problems remaining focused. Doesn’t know how to let it go.

Nick’s been doing a decent job of remaining and maintaining tranquillo.


jalep Says:

Well played, Joao Sousa — QF vs Rafa. Good luck!


Margot Says:

Really pleased for Sousa, has been playing so well! Lol will need more than good luck against Rafa, but you gotta be in it to win it, as they say.
Nice exchanging musings with you jalep. “See” you soon.


Green Lady Says:

As a Rafa fan, i wont be taking Sousa for granted, was watching Rafa, but by the sound of it Sousa played really well ….


Okiegal Says:

@Green Lady…..Neither will Rafa. He usually starts out nervous and you can do that and still win against some players but not all…..Sousa is good clay courter…..On Sam….the bigger they are the harder they fall……


Okiegal Says:

I am looking forward to Kei and Nick…..that one should be entertaining!


Okiegal Says:

Margot in the states….overweight is pudgy….we use the term hodge podge>>>a mix of different things…I think!! LOL


Okiegal Says:

Okiegal>>>fudgy pudgy (size)

Okiegal>>>>hodgy podgy (crazy mixed up personality)

I cover both of these words in true fashion!


Green Lady Says:

My surname is Hodge, and i get Dodgy Hodgey, and podgy Hodgey, as my weight rather fluctuates at times ….


Okiegal Says:

I like Dodgy Hodgey the best….I feel a new moniker coming on for my friend Alison….btw I love your first name!


Green Lady Says:

Cheers Okie your very sweet, i like yours aswell Janis is a nice name too, from Alison to Janis have a lovely day, whether its morning, noon or night, cheers again Okie, ill chat some more tomorrow ;-)) ….


J-Kath Says:

Okiegal
I’ve heard of “hodgy podgy” in the UK. But the comments remind me of the last time I was in the USA to see Walter’s Mum who had taken up residence in a Care Home. I asked one of the staff where I could find the “Loo”… (GL will know this)

……after lots of hysterical laughter which seemed to include the entire staff, I was informed that in the USA it was called the “Ladies Powder Room”.


Margot Says:

Lol Kath, “Ladies Powder Room” is one heck of a mouthful, especially if you’re desperate to “go.” Who used powder these days, anyway?
OK: “hodge podge” means the same here, a jumble of different stuff. You can blame Anthony Trollope for first using “podgy,” apparently.


Travis Bickle Says:

“My surname is Hodge, and i get Dodgy Hodgey, and podgy Hodgey, as my weight rather fluctuates at times ….”

Dear Hodgey,
Since you love sharing personal details with strangers, tell us more about your weight fluctuations. I am sure you’ll share a pair of your weight-fluctuating photos with all of us, and we will be able to discern “dodgy” from “podgy”, but before that, let us play a fun guessing game!
Here is a multiple choice for all of us – what is Podgy Hodgey’s weight fluctuation:

a. Between 120 and 150 lbs
b. Between 121 and 149 lbs
c. Between 119 and 151 lbs
d. Between 210 and 215 lbs

I’ll go with “d”.


lakie Says:

In the US, the loo is usually called the Restroom.


lakie Says:

Intro by Bickley
“My surname is Bickle, and i get queery Bickley, and raving Bickley as I am obsessed with “queer” and rave all the time….

”Dear Bickley,
Since you love offending strangers, tell us more about your obnoxious measurements. I am sure you’ll share a pair of your ravings with all of us, and we will be able to discern “queer” from “obnoxious”, but before that, let us play a fun guessing game!
Here is a multiple choice for all of us – what is queer bickle’s obnoxious meter reading( maximum is 360 degrees):

a. Between 220 and 280 degrees
b. Between 221 and 279 degrees
c. Between 219 and 281 degrees
d. Between 310 and 360 degrees

I’ll go with “d”.


Green Lady Says:

Travis Bickle you certainly like to dish dont you, just what is your problem, that you take pleasure in bullying me ?? jeez man that only came up because Dodgey and Podgey rhym with my surname, BTW im quite happy with my weight and size, and if you look on Jaleps old bracket challenge, theres a picture of me there, all sunglasses and sun dress, so go and pick holes in that, like you do everything else, please yourself ;) ….


Green Lady Says:

Thankyou Lakie, i needed that good laugh CHEERS ;-)) ….


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath yep lol ;-)) ….


Green Lady Says:

Lakie im afraid he dishes it out, but is never around to see that posters can give as good as they get back, i can only think that as SG1 said that Sean and the staff here, let so much of the stuff slide, because they find his posts funny too ….


Travis Bickle Says:

lakie,

Your valiant attempt to be funny by analogy to my post was … meh. I respectfully suggest you work on your comedic skills and then try again one day. Another pointer – decide on the point of attack and focus on that – am I queer or obnoxious?
Meanwhile, stick to your day activities of diminishing Djoker as the GOAT and the guy who made Fedal inconsequential. Must be hard these days to be Djoker-hater. Every day another bitter pill, and only occasional relief when Djoker loses…

However, I looked you up in the Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Lakies) and learned interesting stuff about your kind.

I quote:

“Lakies: Residents of area surrounding a lake. Lakies are known for living mostly in trailors or poorly maintained houses, use of trucks which are long past their prime, interesting facial hair, spending long hours on the lake and/or fishing, creation of awkward encounters, and generally poor hygiene.”

I can imagine you exactly like described above, Lakie. In your trailer, with “interesting” facial hair, with rancid body odor, trying to be smart… and hooking up with Green Lady ;-)


lakie Says:

Don’t worry GL, I am sure you are as beautiful as you are good. Your goodness shines through all your posts and some see it as a weakness and bully you. TB is an obnoxious a**h**e.
You know a lot about tennis and I love your insights which coupled with your general goodwill toward all make for good reading.


Green Lady Says:

Lakie thankyou so much, you too ;-)) ….


Okiegal Says:

@lakie…..your attempt at comedy……A+…..no “D” from me…..There are two groups of people in this vast world we live in…..the essentials and the non-essentials……get my drift????

@GL…..I laughed right along with you……


Okiegal Says:

@GL….He needs to moon ball it back to the blue lagoon, me thinks!!


Green Lady Says:

Okie lol ;-)) ….


lakie Says:

Dear TB, I am pleased I made you look up a dictionary. A first in your life, I am sure. It is clear however that you do not know how to look up a word. Nevertheless it is progress. Congrats!!!
Your well wisher: lakie
PS: Re : Your question about whether you are queer or obnoxious. My dear chap, you do not have to agonize over the possibility that you may not be obnoxious or you may not be queer. You are both. Cheers.


Wog Boy Says:

lakie,

Isn’t this your third or fourth moniker on TX?


Wog Boy Says:

^^
You don’t have to hide behind new monikers unless you suffer from split personality.


Wog Boy Says:

^^ or you are high on drugs..


Van Persie Says:

Iakies posts remind me on that movie: Revenge of the Nerds


Travis Bickle Says:

Oops, lakie knows I am queer for sure!!!

That level of conviction and certainty could only be explained by a single thing. Lakie witnessed my act of queerness!
One rainy night I got wasted in my cab and gave Dirty Sanchez to my customer. Queer as hell, I admit!
Now I know it was you, Lackie. My memories are foggy, but I think you looked great with “mustache”…


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

Once upon a time I use to be friend with “lakie”..but she changed..


Travis Bickle Says:

WB,

What was he/she before? I am not good in following posters’ nicknames, with exception of Allison/Hippy Chick/Gypsy Gal/Green Lady/Podgy Hodgey. She never fails to impress me! Cherry on a cake – today she showed me her photo in a sun dress no less…


Wog Boy Says:

TB,

It is up to lakie to come out of the closet if she feels like it..


lakie Says:

TB,
If you want to spar with me, first educate yourself so we can have a sensible debate. I liked your first response better. At least you looked up a word though the wrong one ( it is lakie, not lakies).


lakie Says:

WB,
I am sorry you no longer like me. But this was not your war. Why did you poke your nose here? I stand by what I said. I am not a Fed fan. I never claimed I was a Djokovic fan. I can be objective because I am a fan of neither. I do admire Fed though because he is still playing and not afraid of losing. Not because he won so much. I also admire him for his candor. I am told it is a Swiss cultural thing. Don’t know whether that is true. But I believe his candor is without malice or conceit.


Wog Boy Says:

Sure “lakie”… whatever rocks your boat…and yes, this is open forum, no? I didn’t poke my nose in your bedroom, God forbid, nor I wish too..you want to play the games with the rest of the forum, I go along..you don’t like it..well tough luck, sorry..


AndyMira Says:

GL..it doesn’t matter whether we’re physically beautiful or not..it’s on the inside what matters..VAMOS GL,OKIE,MIRA AND RAFA!!!


Green Lady Says:

Thanks AndyMira, VAMOS INDEED ;-)) ….


Green Lady Says:

@5.50 am BTW You need to watch your spelling as i am Alison with one L, not Allison with two Ls, and never have used Hodgey Podgy as a nickname, so i suggest you get your facts straight first….


Okiegal Says:

Thanks, Mira….yes ma’am….VAMOS!!

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