"Top 100 is very achievable for me, even top 50": Former tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic still believes in return to form after career of highs and lows

Sunday, 18 February 2024 at 03:30
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Australia’s Bernard Tomic is hoping to return to the top 50 despite having many ups and downs in his career.
The 31-year-old was famous for his bad boy image but in the recent past, it seems that he is more focused on achieving good results on the field as he produced some impressive performances as well.
Tomic was recently quoted in a report where he talked about the difficulties he faced in his career and expressed optimism that he can return to the top 100 or even top 50s in the near future.
"In around September 2022, I was in the 800s in the rankings. For the last year and a half, I have played pretty well to get back," he said earlier this week. "I played a lot of matches. I missed a lot of tennis for three years. I was not playing that much. And my physical fitness went down. It took me a little bit of time to get into rhythm.
“But now, I'm playing pretty good. But I still need to play a little bit better to get back to the top. I feel like I can play really well, the next couple of years, especially given my style of play. I don't use up a lot of energy in the way I play.
“So I think the top 100 is very achievable for me. Even top 50. But still you need to stay healthy, do the right things. This next year will be interesting. As long as I stay healthy and keep practising, I think I should be okay, let's see.
"The tour is very difficult. Tennis is a very isolated sport. It is very tough mentally and you are on your own travelling. You are not playing a team sport like soccer or basketball. You are on your own. There's a lot of travel involved and a lot of time is spent alone. You need to figure out how to feel mentally good and when to recharge the batteries.”

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