Bernard Tomic has come into the news lately with his latest comments in a wide ranging interview with Seven Network’s Sunday Night program.
The troubled star was unapologetic for his methods and also mentioned how he barely put any effort in his tennis.
“There’s been big offers to play for different countries. Millions that … people could only imagine,” he said without elaborating on which countries or when the offers were made.
“And, you know, I never did that. I stayed loyal to Australia … at the time I thought about it. The money was insane.”
Tomic enraged the tennis world when he mentioned that he felt a little bored during his first round loss at Wimbledon this year.
“Throughout my career, I’ve given 100 per cent,” he told the Seven Network.
“I’ve given also 30 per cent. But if you balance it out, I think all my career’s been around 50 per cent and I haven’t really tried, and really achieved all this. So [it’s] just amazing what I’ve done.”
Tomich also aimed a dig at Pat Rafter, the former two time US Open champion.
“Pat’s said a lot of bad things about me, throughout my career, and, you know, he’s always perceived as this nice guy, and this image,” said Tomic.
“People don’t know him in the back of closed doors. He’s not that much of a nice guy … he likes to put on a show.”
Tomich also spoke about this season, and what he sees for himself this year.
“It’s affected me a little bit mentally and emotionally,” he said.
“So now it’s just about finding my balance and pushing on the next 10 years and being successful even more.”