Bernard Tomic is making headlines again after admitting he is ‘bored with tennis’ in a shock post-match interview.
The Gold Coaster made the remark after his 6-4 6-3 6-4 loss to Germany’s 27th seed Mischa Zverev at Wimbledon.
“To me, this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world that I have done really well in my career and, yeah, I just couldn’t find anything,” Tomic told reporters after the match.
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“It’s happened to me a lot. Just can’t find anything on the court.
“This is my eighth Wimbledon, or ninth I think. I’m still 24, and it’s tough to find motivation.”
Tomic continued by saying that the game “just doesn’t satisfy him anymore.”
“It was definitely a mental issue out there,” he said.
“I just tried to break a bit of momentum but just couldn’t find any rhythm and, you know, wasn’t mentally and physically there with my mental state to perform,.
“I don’t know why, but I felt a little bit bored out there, to be completely honest with you.
“So I feel holding a trophy or doing well, it doesn’t satisfy me anymore.
“It’s not there. I couldn’t care less if I make a fourth-round US Open or I lose first round.
“To me, everything is the same. I’m going to play another 10 years, and I know after my career I won’t have to work again.
“So, for me, this is mental.”
“I felt bored.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 4, 2017