That is debatable, at the age of 17 he had already spent 1.5 million on the unlimited credit card Tennis Australia gave him :lol:"Don't get me wrong, from what Pat said, a lot of money was invested in me for sure.
"But whatever they invested in me, they got in return 10, 20 times more. That's 100 per cent certain.
YepI love how players are stepping up and taking a stance against those fat bureaucrats that deal with a shitload of money and somehow produce very little results. If #1 Australian player got to pay to train at TA facilities INCLUDING THE DAMN BALLS then there's something wrong.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=560826Let me tell you a story so you'll understand better what it's all about. In 2009, I was at the Cremona tournament with Tomic, he was ranked #170 at that time, I was somewhere around #200. We faced off in the semifinals. Do you know how many people he had with him? 6! I had only my physical coach. This is the difference. Then, he told me that he has a card from the Australian Tennis Federation and he told me he already spent 1.5 milion dollars from it. It was a card with unlimited amount ! Also, he signed with Nike since he was a junior. If he would've been ranked between #50 - #100, he was recieveing 300.000€ a yer, if he would've been ranked inside top 50, he would've recieved 600.000€ a year. Me... I have 15.000$ with a company and I must give 20% to my manager. This tells all you need to know about the conditions
Spot on.Sod this entitled little twerp....in the real world, respect has to be earned. And airing this in public at a post-loss presser, the very height of professionalism! Way to endorse brand Tomic. Watch the sponsors abandon him like ticks at the sheep dip.
What he also doesn't seem to realise was that he had a small window of almost total attention and affection as the next great hope for Australian tennis....naturally that was to be invested in. Now, not only have the Tomic's abused that privilege with a complete lack of class and effort....but to compound it all, he is beginning to be outplayed, outclassed and overshadowed by his younger, more promising, younger countrymen. Ouch.