There are modest champions like Sam Stosur and Pat Rafter, and then there is Bernard Tomic who has done nothing and is a prat. In his second round US Open match Tomic lost to the soon to retire Andy Roddick in straight sets losing the third set 6-0. During the last set John McEnroe who is as incisive as a commentator as he was a player made the observation, “Tomic is teeing it up. It looks like the tank job,”. When these comments were put to Tomic in his press conference by Australian reporter Will Swanton, Tomic responded like a spoilt child and asked for Swanton’s name and media organisation before saying “I’ll remember ya”. Not sure what that was meant to mean, but it would have been good if Swanton replied “I won’t remember you when you are 250 in the World going backwards”.
If Tomic is the future of Australian Men’s Tennis then may Gary Ablett Snr help Tennis Australia as from where I sit the future is not bright in many ways.
Gerard Whateley said it best on Off-siders. “If you are going to waste your talent and everyone else’s time, then don’t play”. He kind of reminds me of Philipoussis. I do like watching train wrecks. The Editor.
In the great tradition of Melbourne and Carlton, Essendon did just enough to make it looked like they wanted to win against Collingwood in the last game of the season. WCE fans were tantalised with hopes of a top 4 position, but eventually crushed by a well timed defeat. Well done Dons. As usual, a great club thinking of the greater good. The Editor