you say 'classic Australian media'. I don't know, but how come you don't read this type of stories about Nole or Fed or most of other players on the tour. it's always about Tomic, and it's always something negative and retarded. It's almost impossible to find a good/neutral article about Nard on the internet. always some sh!t.
Australian media focuses on Australians more than anything else. You'd be surprised at how nationalistic our media is, but considering the people who are more likely to buy the paper and watch the news are also more nationalistic, I guess it makes sense
But this is just one of many things about Tomic where the media has hyped a story up, one way or another.
My personal favorite was last year before his match against Federer at the Australian Open, then put on the front page of the national paper "Tomic's secret strategy to beat Federer" and went on for about a page and a half about how Tomic was the next GOAT and didn't mention said strategy once other than a quote from Tomic saying something like I've got to play my game and not get caught up in his.