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Stosur: Tomic 'needs to grow up'

Posted by: 3AW Sports Today | 5 December, 2012 - 8:48 AM
Bernard Tomic

Sam Stosur, Australia's number one women's tennis player has labelled Bernard Tomic's behaviour "disappointing".

Tomic has been plagued by controversies on and off the court recently and Stosur says he needs to "grow up".

"He's young but he seems to be making a lot of poor decisions at the moment," Stosur told Gerard Healy and Dwayne Russell on 3AW Sports Today.

"I hope for his sake he grows up.  He needs to realise what he's doing and make some changes pretty quick."

In January, Tomic was fined by the police on the Gold Coast three times in one day while driving and was subsequently fined $750 for failing to stop for a police officer.  In March, he got into a verbal spat with his Father in the crowd during a tournament in Miami.  In October, he was involved in an alleged brawl with a friend at a Surfers Paradise resort.

The 20-year old Tomic was a no-show at the at the annual Australian tennis awards dinner in Melbourne on Monday night.

Meanwhile, Sam Stosur took out her third consecutive Newcombe Medal for best Australian player in 2012 despite not winning a Grand Slam tournament. 

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  • What I want to know is where this idiot got the money to buy a new Ferrari. Last thing he said after being fined in court for driving offences is that he was going to use public transport from now on. He's an immature losing who will slip off the bak the tennis scene and good riddance.

    Murray Thursday 6 December, 2012 - 10:29 AM
  • This behaviour always happens when the father is the manager. It happened to Scud and now Tomic. They need to managed by true professionals, therefore the behaviour will be professional as well.

    Suzanne Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 1:08 PM
  • Tomic is a walking sideshow. He has a heart the size of a tic tac and lacks maturity. Typically we see this type of thing all too often underlined by examples of idiot behaviour from past players like Pat Cash, The Dud...sorry 'Scud' and Jelena Dokic. Having a talent does not equate to having any class, and unfortunately the afore mentioned individuals were sadly lacking. As I have said in a previous post, I would not be at all surprised if this sook decided to go and play under the Croatian banner. A good punch in the head might just be the answer !

    Sinbad Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 12:27 PM
  • Tomic is a spoilt brat, aided and abetted by his father. I don't think he is ever going to wake up as he is in love with himself and believes he is invicible.

    Willow Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 10:44 AM
  • Bernard, Australia needs you to front up for us!!! You are our next big hope. Will you take the batton??

    Joe Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 10:19 AM
  • Stosur has summed it up right. They guy just needs to come down to earth and grow up.

    adam Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 9:07 AM

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