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FORMER tennis wild child Bernard Tomic says he has left the flash cars, girls and money behind as he prepares for another shot at the world’s best this summer.
After bursting on to the scene with an incredible run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals as an 18-year-old, Tomic has lurched from one off-court controversy to the next but says he is now ready to fulfil his freakish potential.
“All that other stuff is in the past,” he said.
“It was all when I was 18-19 years old.
“I had a lot of stuff thrown my way – money, girls.
“It’s very easy to get distracted but now the job is to play tennis and do the job as good as I can.”
The one-time teen prodigy spent much of 2012 and 2013 in the headlines for the wrong reasons. He was caught up in a number of run-ins with authority, including being arrested three times in one day by traffic police on the Gold Coast.
He was also snapped enjoying the party life at Gold Coast nightspots.
Now 22, Tomic said he was more determined than ever to devote himself to tennis.
“There’s stuff that can happen that distracts you but that’s life,” he said.
“I’m 22, now is the time for maturity.
“I have to focus as much as I can on tennis and do the best I can for the next seven or eight years.”
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Oh. My. God.
He's going to start trying. I cannot believe it.
A Bernard Tomic who devotes himself to tennis 100%.
I'm not sure if we're ready.
2015 will see the biggest change in the sport since the Open Era began.
Us mortals are blessed with what promises to be a monstrous 2015.
The year another great enters the status of Tier 1.
Another Australian Grand Slam.
The pre-season hype; God, it's killing me.