A decade after his father predicted he will have received “10 to 15 grand slams” by way of now, Bernard Tomic is in ratings freefall and at risk of spiralling out of the sector’s most sensible 200.
Tomic turns 27 on Monday however will have to be wishing he may just wind again the clock to his heady days as a prodigiously proficient junior.
At 15, Tomic received the Australian Open boys’ singles identify and it was once after he added the United States Open junior crown to his assortment a 12 months later that John Tomic suggested Tennis Australia to cost a fortune for his son.
John Tomic sought after TA to rent super-coach Darren Cahill to verify Bernard may just maximise his uncommon attainable.
“I mentioned to Todd (Woodbridge) and to (TA boss) Craig Tiley, if Australian tennis needs Bernard from 20 to 27 to make 10 to 15 grand slams, like Federer, we need to now pay attention to Bernard,” Tomic Snr advised AAP on the 2009 US Open in New York.
“We need to make construction now for 2 years. That is the time.”
Unfortunately, that point has reputedly handed.
A lone Wimbledon quarter-final look in 2011, when he was once simplest 18 and primary youngster because the nice Boris Becker 25 years previous to succeed in the remaining 8 on the All England, is as shut because the one-time global No.17 has ever come to difficult for a significant.
Tomic will likely be flat out even making the draw at his house slam in January.
Now ranked No.182 on the planet, he faces the ignominy of even lacking the cut-off mark for the qualifying match if he falls a lot additional.
Denied a wildcard in 2018, Tomic has no likelihood of being granted one for the 2020 version following his impressive assault on Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt after a first-round defeat this 12 months.
Tomic claimed “no person likes him (Hewitt) any longer,” after falling out together with his one-time mentor and key best friend whilst additionally throwing former Davis Cup teammates Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis underneath the bus.
“We’ve a large number of problems that now not a large number of gamers are satisfied about. Everyone knows who the ones gamers are – myself, Kokkinakis, Kyrgios.”
Hewitt stays at the variety committee for Australian Open wildcard choices.
Will have to he omit the qualifying cut-off mark, Tomic’s simplest different road to a main-draw berth can be by way of contesting the Open wildcard playoff in December.
He opted now not to go into the wildcard playoff this 12 months and has since received simply seven suits at ATP stage in 2019.
His remaining main-draw victory got here in Atlanta in July.