Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic is an Australian professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2008.

Date of Birth: 21 October 1992
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2008

Bernard Tomic is an Australian professional tennis player who was born on October 21, 1992, who was born in Stuttgart, Germany. Despite being born in Germany to Bosnian parents, Tomic and his family moved to Australia when he was just three years old, with him and his sister picking up a racquet soon after that to begin their tennis journey.

After a stellar junior career, Tomic was full of ambition, stating how he was destined to become the world’s best and set to win all the majors. On the junior circuit, he managed to win two Grand Slams – the Australian Open and the US Open in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

His main draw debut on the ATP Tour came in his home country of Australia, at the Brisbane International in 2009. Despite losing in the first round, this performance was promising enough to get him automatic qualification into the first round of the Australian Open.

In his main draw Grand Slam debut, he won in four sets, getting everyone’s hopes up for a promising young talent. During the early to mid-part of the 2010s, the Australian was focused on his game, racking up an impressive run of form.

This included a quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon in 2011 and three ATP titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Following a nasty run of form on the injury front, his motivation for the sport drastically took a turn for the worse, with him losing in the first round of many lower-level tournaments.

At Wimbledon in 2017, the Australian saw himself fined £11,500 after he admitted in the post-match press conference that he had faked an injury on-court because he was bored with the tournament. This started a whirlwind of bad press coverage of him, losing him sponsors and thousands of fans worldwide.

The following season continued along the same vein, with his mind elsewhere other than tennis. He had a brief stint on a reality TV show but soon quit to return to the sport in the 2018 season, winning his fourth ATP title in the process.

The COVID-19 pandemic came at the worst time possible for his tennis, with him struggling to regain any sort of form following the lack of playing time during the period. He is now known as a player who does not like the sport, as opposed to someone who would give anything to chase dreams of being a professional tennis player.

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