Say what you want about Bernard Tomic, but this… Hoo boy. This is not a good look. At all.
The much maligned Australian tennis pro absolutely packed it in during his recent stint at the Madrid Open. In his first round match against Italy’s Fabio Fogini, Tomic found himself in a giant hole, down 6-2 5-4 and trailing 40-0 on Fogini’s serve, Tomic made his thoughts about the match abundantly clear when, instead of attempting to fight his way back into the match, he instead barely lifted a muscle as Fogini fired a regulation serve down to secure the game, set, and match.
Worse still, Tomic faced up to the shot holding his racquet backwards.
Keep in mind, this wasn’t a game where Fogini was wiping the floor with him. Far from it. In fact, a couple of clutch points after this one would’ve seen Tomic break back to level the set at 5-5.
But to completely and very obviously concede defeat and throw a point in a major professional tournament? That’s just mentally weak petulance of the utmost, disgraceful regard.
This tournament, it should be noted, is the third in a row that Tomic has exited in the first round.
Solid work, m8.
Source: The Age.
Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty.
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