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Monday, 14 January 2019

Tomic unleashes on Hewitt in spiteful tirade


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Bernard Tomic has lashed Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt in a spiteful tirade following his first-round loss to sixth seed Marin Cilic at the Australian Open.

In a bizarre turn from the recent renaissance exhibited by the former world No. 17 over the summer, Tomic unleashed on Hewitt claiming a number of Australian players had a problem with his leadership and accused the two-time grand slam champion of lining his own pockets in vested interests.

“It’s all Lleyton. I’m going to say it honestly – no one likes him anymore,” he said.

“He’s just doing the wrong thing. He’s playing Davis Cup – I thought he was retired. He’s playing all these matches and stuff like this. You know what I mean? He used to hate Tennis Australia. It’s weird. And now he loves them. What’s happened here?

Bernard Tomic

“But I guess he’s using them for other things and resources and … yep. And it’s for his pay check, yep.

“Bolty, Polmans, all of these guys – they’re under his wing, so they get a percentage of that. So it’s conflicts of interest. I think it’s terrible.

“They’re all under Lleyton’s wing, under the management company.

“The more they get, he earns, the main draws, he takes. I think it’s wrong. It’s wrong that he’s using the system of Tennis Australia … and then he’s in Davis Cup and he’s doing the wrong thing and everyone’s leaving – even guys who don’t want to play anymore.”

Cilic downs Tomic

Stunningly, Tomic roped fellow Aussies Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios into the fray, claiming the trio “don’t want to play (Davis Cup) anymore because he’s ruined the system”.

“He doesn’t put Nick first, he doesn’t put Kokkinakis first. He only thinks of himself,” he blasted.

“I hope he can get moved and we can go back to having a good captain. Go away.

“Like, literally. If you’ve retired, why are you still in tennis? He still plays these doubles tournaments and stuff … it’s funny, all these guys that got wildcards and stuff are under a system.”

Cilic sees off Tomic

The 26-year-old had nothing for praise for Hewitt’s predecessor Wally Masur as he slammed the former worl No. 1 for failing to “put players first”.

“You’re not playing, bro. You’re retired. Wally was a great captain and someone that everyone liked. Don’t worry – Lleyton’s legacy and tennis speaks for itself. But what he’s doing now is wrong.”

“Everyone knows,” he shrugged.

Tomic believed there was “no point” in bringing up the issue with Tennis Australia.

Bernard Tomic has lashed Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt in a spiteful tirade following his first-round loss to sixth seed Marin Cilic at the Australian Open.

In a bizarre turn from the recent renaissance exhibited by the former world No. 17 over the summer, Tomic unleashed on Hewitt claiming a number of Australian players had a problem with his leadership and accused the two-time grand slam champion of lining his own pockets in vested interests.

“It’s all Lleyton. I’m going to say it honestly – no one likes him anymore,” he said.

“He’s just doing the wrong thing. He’s playing Davis Cup – I thought he was retired. He’s playing all these matches and stuff like this. You know what I mean? He used to hate Tennis Australia. It’s weird. And now he loves them. What’s happened here?

Bernard Tomic

“But I guess he’s using them for other things and resources and … yep. And it’s for his pay check, yep.

“Bolty, Polmans, all of these guys – they’re under his wing, so they get a percentage of that. So it’s conflicts of interest. I think it’s terrible.

“They’re all under Lleyton’s wing, under the management company.

“The more they get, he earns, the main draws, he takes. I think it’s wrong. It’s wrong that he’s using the system of Tennis Australia … and then he’s in Davis Cup and he’s doing the wrong thing and everyone’s leaving – even guys who don’t want to play anymore.”

Cilic downs Tomic

Stunningly, Tomic roped fellow Aussies Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios into the fray, claiming the trio “don’t want to play (Davis Cup) anymore because he’s ruined the system”.

“He doesn’t put Nick first, he doesn’t put Kokkinakis first. He only thinks of himself,” he blasted.

“I hope he can get moved and we can go back to having a good captain. Go away.

“Like, literally. If you’ve retired, why are you still in tennis? He still plays these doubles tournaments and stuff … it’s funny, all these guys that got wildcards and stuff are under a system.”

Cilic sees off Tomic

The 26-year-old had nothing for praise for Hewitt’s predecessor Wally Masur as he slammed the former worl No. 1 for failing to “put players first”.

“You’re not playing, bro. You’re retired. Wally was a great captain and someone that everyone liked. Don’t worry – Lleyton’s legacy and tennis speaks for itself. But what he’s doing now is wrong.”

“Everyone knows,” he shrugged.

Tomic believed there was “no point” in bringing up the issue with Tennis Australia.

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