Tennis might actually need Bernard Tomic

The enfant terrible is desperately unlikeable and that might not be a bad thing for tennis right now, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
7th July, 2017
Tomic plays a forehand during the first round match against Mischa Zverev Pic: Getty

Bernie was bored, really bored. In the course of his first round loss at Wimbledon, the Australian enfant terrible called for his trainer for an injury he later admitted to not having. In the press conference Tomic was brutally honest about his lack of motivation and general boredom with it.

Tomic seems like someone you wouldn't want to go for a pint with - but he unabashedly owns it. In an era where the sport...

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