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SportWoodbridge: Tomic not worth talking about

05:55  03 july  2019
05:55  03 july  2019 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Bernard Tomic isn't even worth talking about according to Australian doubles legend Todd Woodbridge, as the controversial star is to be investigated for his lacklustre first round effort at Wimbledon, which resulted in a 58 minute defeat at the hands of Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga.

The loss was the fastest in the last 15 years at the All England Club, with the Australian admitting he just played "terrible".

However, he wasn't forthright in his demeanour following the match and refused to answer questions about his effort and whether he was concerned about getting fined.

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"I returned pretty bad. Didn’t see his serve. Pretty terrible match,” Tomic said. “We played so fast. It’s not like we’re gonna have a lot of rallies out there, for sure.

“I think I played as best as I could. It’s just I played terrible. And he served 24 aces.”

Woodbridge: Tomic not worth talking about© Getty The Australian could fall out of the top 100 after Wimbledon. Asked if he was happy with the effort he put in, Tomic simply said: “Next question.”

He also abruptly cut off a question from a reporter who asked him if he was going out with someone from reality show Married At First Sight.

Tomic pocketed AUD$82,000 for going down in the first round. He won 47 points across three sets against Tsonga, meaning he was paid just under $1750 for each point he won. Although he could be forced to cough up a some of that cash if it's proven that he deliberately didn't try.

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Woodbridge: Tomic not worth talking about© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Bernard Tomic is again under fire after his 10th Wimbledon campaign lasted less than an hour.

And while Tomic doesn't seem too frustrated by repeatedly putting in poor performances on the court, the same can't be said for Woodbridge.

Woodbridge: Tomic not worth talking about
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Speaking on Today, the former tennis star and Nine commentator refused to acknowledge Tomic's loss when asked about yet another inept performance linked to tanking from the Australian.

"Yeah we're over it, let's not talk about him," Woodbridge said.

"Let's talk about John Millman who went through today. Alex de Minaur he's gone through today and he'll join Alex Popyrin in the next round.

"With Bernard he was going along great but I think we've all moved on from him. We've got other exciting talent."

Tomic was fined $19,725 at Wimbledon in 2017 for saying he was bored during a loss to Mischa Zverev and was also dumped by racquet sponsor Head for the incident.

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It was the largest fine handed out by Wimbledon officials behind Fabio Fognini’s $26,400 for the Italian’s tantrum in 2014.

Tomic is projected to tumble outside the world's top 100 after Wimbledon and the 26-year-old faces a fight to play in the main draw at Flushing Meadows in late August.

"Try and do tournaments at Newport, Atlanta, Washington, all their hard courts," Tomic said when asked what was next.

Woodbridge: Tomic not worth talking about Nick Kyrgios and the Wimbledon crowd exchanged some hilarious banter.

"I've got to get ready for that, for sure."

Tsonga was also inundated with questions about his opponent's play on the court and how he felt about playing someone who might not be trying. The Frenchman was diplomatic in his response.

"I mean, it’s his game. He’s always played like this. It’s not about play like this just once, you know,” Tsonga said.

“I remember I played him few times, and once was difficult because he just played like this, drop shot, was playing well. I didn’t find a way to put enough rhythm in the match, and it was complicated for me.

“It’s difficult to speak about how act the other people.

“And it happens, because this player is in the top 100 and it’s not for nothing. It’s because sometimes he’s winning matches. That’s the way he plays, and the way I play is different. I came just to put my game on the court. That’s it.”

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