'Bored' Tomic bombs out of Wimbledon
BERNARD Tomic faces possible sanction after admitting the medical time-out he used at Wimbledon was tactical and not legitimate.
Grand slam supervisors will consider a transcript of Tomic's extraordinary post-match interview, where he revealed he wasn't injured.
Tomic could be charged with bring the sport into disrepute and fined.
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Tomic said he called for the trainer even though there was nothing wrong with him.
Asked why he called for the trainer, Tomic said: "I just thought I'd try to break a bit of momentum, to use that as my strategy, because I was just playing very bad and feeling bad out there.
"I tried to use something different maybe, you know, slow him down a bit on the serve. He was playing quick and we were all playing quick and he was serving well."
Tomic pocketed $64,000 in 84 minutes, earning just over $900 for each of the 71 points he won in a straight-sets loss to Mischa Zverev.
In a rambling dissertation, the Queenslander revealed he had no respect for the sport, was bored and "mentally not there."
Germany's Mischa Zverev says he was surprised by his opponent's listless performance.
Zverev, who beat Andy Murray at the Australian Open, was stunned by Tomic's listless showing.
"Well, I thought it was going to be a complicated match because I played him a couple days ago in Eastbourne," the German said.
"I know the way he plays. It's not always easy, because it seems like maybe let's say he's the opposite of, let's say, Rafa on the court with the intensity level between points especially.
"But he knows what to do on the grass court, knows what shots to use.
"He beat me quite easily a few days ago, so I was expecting a very tough match.
"Luckily I think I was able to break him in the important moments, especially the first set and second set early on."
"I think also he didn't feel 100 per cent today, because he called the doctor at some point, and there were a few games when I felt like he was struggling," Zverev said.
"I don't know what was wrong with him but I could definitely tell he was not 100 per cent.
"But then on the other hand it kind of made it almost tougher for me, because I didn't know what to expect, because between points he was walking slowly, and he definitely acted like something was wrong."
In a candid and brutal self-appraisal, Tomic pondered whether he would ever muster the motivation to fulfil his talent. But stopped short of saying he could ever change his ways.
"This is my eighth Wimbledon or ninth, I think. I'm still 24, and it's tough to find motivation," he said.
"Really, me being out there on the court, to be honest with you, I just couldn't find any motivation. To me, this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world that I have done really well in my career, and, yeah, I just couldn't find anything.
"It's happened to me a lot. Just can't find anything on the court. I think I paid the price for that. It was definitely a mental issue out there."