Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tomic loses HEAD sponsorship deal

Tomic loses HEAD sponsorship deal

Bernard Tomic received a $15,000 fine because of what he said after his first round loss at Wimbledon.

Now he also lost his sponsorship deal with Head.

“We all work for money. At 34, maybe I can donate to charity,” Tomic said in his post-match interview. “If you ask Roger Federer if he’ll do it, I’ll do it.'”

The comments that really got him in trouble had to do with his lack of passion for tennis not only during this match, but also over the last year.

“I felt a little bit bored out there,” the two-time junior grand slam singles title holder said. “The last sort of year or two, nothing motivates. It’s not I don’t give my best. I still try to go for it in a way.”

His main sponsor, Head, felt that Tomic’s comments no longer aligned with the company’s agenda.

“We were extremely disappointed with the statements made at Wimbledon by one of our sponsored athletes, Bernard Tomic,” a statement from Head asserted.

“His opinions in no way reflect our own attitude for tennis, our passion, professionalism and respect for the game. Therefore, we have decided to discontinue our collaboration with Bernard Tomic.”