Bernard Tomic in amazingly frank confession after first round defeat at Wimbledon
Bernard Tomic has claimed he was ‘bored’ by playing at the prestigious Wimbledon tournament after losing meekly in the first round.
The Australian went down in straight sets against Mischa Zverev and then claimed he simply had no motivation for the match.
Tomic, 24, also said he “couldn’t care less” whether he did well or not at the Grand Slams.
“Really, me being out there on the court, to be honest with you, I just couldn’t find any motivation,” he admitted after the 6-4 6-3 6-4 defeat.
“It was definitely a mental issue out there. 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, you know, I felt a little bit bored out there. You know, to be completely honest with you.
“I feel holding a trophy or, you know, doing well, it doesn’t satisfy me any more. 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.”