Entries in Bernard Tomic (15)
Next time Bernard Tomic loses early in a Slam, perhaps people will stop blaming his father situation and instead have a think about whether the Aussie actually likes tennis. Judging by the video above, where he is supposedly supporting his teammate in Davis Cup, we have some very clear evidence that tennis isn't really his thing!
Andre Agassi started out the same way - he had a crazy father and didn't like tennis, so there's hope for Bernie yet. But honestly, if that was my mate on the sideline, I wouldn't be too impressed.
Another day another drama. After Thomas Drouet published his diaries earlier this week fans and media went nuts. So did John Tomic! After reading the articles, John Tomic has come out and denied most the allegations. Yet while he insists he didn't really headbutt Drouet (the claim has been found true by a Madrid court) he says he now wishes he had punched his son's former hitting partner.
''I know that I didn't do that, and I am just now regretting why I didn't punch him, when I see this campaign against Bernard, against me, I'm really regretting why I didn't punch him now, because I think that he deserved that. I know that I would be in more trouble in the future, but when I see how he has been lying."
Talk about world's worst boss! We all got a taste of how horrible John Tomic can be when he took the term 'hitting partner' literally and assaulted Thomas Drouet back in May. Now Drouet has opened up in a two part series on what it's like to work with the Tomics and it makes for pretty juicy reading. This story has it all; crazy dad, the son with talent but no work ethic, flash cars and guns. It's Hollywood worthy.
Neither John nor Bernard come off well, but Bernard is almost as much of a victim as Thomas and trainer Salvador Sosa. Still, it's a little hard to feel sorry for Bernard when he often mimics his father's behaviour. Here are some of the more shocking parts:
It’s August. It’s hot.
And that means fans at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati can enjoy a bevy of shirtless professional tennis players’ bodies.
The tennis tournament boasts four stadiums: the 11,400-capacity Center Court, the 5,000-capcity Grandstand Court, the 4,000-capacity Court 3 and the 2,000-capacity Court 9.
But many fans know some of the best views are on the 12 other smaller courts used for early-round matches, as well practices.
There, just a few feet away, they can see their favorite male tennis players – who often are shirtless. So the question begs (BEGS!!!) to be asked.....Who would YOU rather?
Remember that over-hyped movie, Midnight In Paris? Every single hipster I know loved it. I hated it. Anyway, throughout the movie Owen Wilson is always going on about how Paris is better in the rain. More romantic, or something. At the end of the film him and his new girl walk through Paris in the rain. This is basically all I took from the film.
Obviously Owen Wilson's character had never tried to attend Roland Garros in the rain. For a tennis fan, Paris is infinitely sweeter when the sun is shining on sweaty tennis players running around a clay court. Yesterday, however, fans were stuck waiting and waiting and waiting as Paris bucketed down rain for four hours.
Bad boys. We love em, then we hate em, then we love em again. For most women, there is nothing sexier than a man who loves you then leaves you begging for more. Endless songs are written about these men our fathers would certainly not approve of, but whether we simply daydream about these rebellious romantics, (hello, Eric Northman), or actually pursue them is another matter entirely.Only one thing is for sure, at some point in our lives we will find ourselves attracted to someone who strays a little on the naughty side.
If you're a bad boy addict, modern day tennis leaves a lot to be desired. On the surface, men's tennis is filled with gentlemen who hug their opponents after a loss and don't spit the dummy when a call doesn't go their way. They don't drink, they don't smoke and they certainly don't resemble James Dean (or Deen, if you prefer). But there are a few rough cuts amongst the polished stones, those who fit in more amongst John McEnroe and Ilie Nastase than the Wimbledon tea room regulars. Over the next few months, I will make an attempt to sort out those ATP players you'd take home to meet your mother from those you... definitely wouldn't.
He’s tennis’s most controversial character. Some love him because of his awkward playing style, others enjoy his no-holds barred personality. Many dislike him due his arrogance, sense of self-entitlement and failure to truly commit to tennis. Yet, of late, the overwhelming emotion felt towards our latest bad boy is one of sympathy. He is the one and only Bernard Tomic.