ITF fines Tomic, Medvedev for incidents at Wimbledon

His comments irked a number of ex-players including Martina Navratilova who said it was time he looked for a new job, and six-times grand slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs said Tomic was an embarrassment to himself and to Australian tennis.Australian tennis icon John Newcombe fears Tomic will end up broke if he doesn’t seek help after the Queenslander also said his on-court malaise was a “mental” issue.Tomic also said he “just couldn’t find any motivation” to compete and acknowledged that when he called for a medical timeout, he was trying to “break a bit of momentum”.Australia’s Bernard Tomic admits he had little interest in his first-round match at Wimbledon.The ITF, tennis’s governing body, initially took the rare step of referring Tomic’s explosive post-match remarks directly to the All England Club before the Grand Slam Committee determined his punishment.”I tried to use something different maybe, you know, slow him down a bit on the serve”.”I don’t think the fine is fair”.”Just, like, one week I’m pretty motivated to train and play”. And I just gotta find a sort of a way to get back and enjoy tennis again. It’s happened to me a lot.The injury that made him one of the retirements here was obvious through his truncated non-match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Hopefully he can get it together because he’s a really good player, especially when he’s switched on. Maybe this is not the case how he did it the last time. “The 6’5″ tall Tomic’s career has been punctuated with controversies, from claiming he was too good to practice with the likes of Aussie legend Lleyton Hewitt, to run-ins with his domineering father, and even the law.Said Kyrgios in 2016: “Like I’ve previously said, I don’t love the sport”. I’ve won titles in my career, I’ve made finals, a bunch of them. I feel holding a trophy or doing well, it doesn’t satisfy me anymore.There are now growing calls for the four grand slam events to be played under the same rules as ATP Tour events, which allow injured players to give up their place in the main draw of a tournament to a “lucky loser” from qualifying while keeping the prize money. “To me, everything is the same”. “We are making millions of dollars and, you know, it’s sometimes tough mentally to compete and put yourself out there day in day out. i’m not the best character to do that”.