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    Tomic, would not be missed.

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    Tomic, Kyrgios, spoiled brats, neither would be missed if they dropped out of sight forthwith.

    As for playing for Australia, neither one has the interest of Oz at heart, as Tomic recently stated when not playing tennis he sits at home counting his millions, perhaps that's where he should stay, until his millions run out.

    Hewitt may have been irritating however he certainly was an achiever of the caliber neither of these characters will ever be.

    The flip side of the coin see's Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur, both great ambassadors for Australian tennis.

    "unloaded on Hewitt after his 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) defeat by world No.7 Marin Cilic in the Australian Open first round on Monday night, alleging deep divisions in the Australian men’s game and claiming Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis would join him in not playing for the country again under the former world No.1."
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/...15-p50rdz.html
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    Who?

    I can’t believe that Tennis Australia has put up with those clowns for so long. Surely there are standards that they have to adhere to to play for our country? Any other sport they would have been thrown out long ago.
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    It was Tomic, not Kyrgios, who made the comment about counting his money, and that was a year ago, after AO qualifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beensean View Post
    It was Tomic, not Kyrgios, who made the comment about counting his money, and that was a year ago, after AO qualifying.
    Fair enough, I stand corrected, will change my post.

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    There will be plenty of young, up and coming, talented tennis players who will easily replace Tomic and Kyrgios. (And probably be grateful for the opportunity to do so)

    Get rid of T and K and bring in some new blood.

    I wonder if Paige Spirinac can play tennis?

    http://www.paigespiranac.com/
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    Yeah saw that.. unreal...

    Not sure if he's telling the truth about Hewitt/Tennis Aus or if he's just frustrated... who knows.

    Very interesting times ahead... see if it gets addressed or swept under the carpet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    ...........or if he's just frustrated.........
    or, he’s just a sook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EZCFlair View Post
    or, he’s just a sook.
    Yeah, he's proved that time and time again...
    Can't be bothered listening to him or watching him play for that matter.

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EZCFlair View Post
    I wonder if Paige Spirinac can play tennis?

    Paige Spiranac | Official Site
    She's not an Aussie though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    She's not an Aussie though...

    Mal.
    I’m prepared to overlook that small detail.
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    Back on the subject sorry, Pat Rafter was a great ambassador for tennis on and off court.

    I think the level of prize money now has a lot to do with the current super brats. Certainly, the great players of the past earned much less in their day, but conducted themselves admirably on court.

    Probably Pat Rafter did well from endorsements after tennis, but he earned that privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Tomic, Kyrgios, spoiled brats, neither would be missed if they dropped out of sight forthwith.
    As for playing for Australia, neither one has the interest of Oz at heart
    Well you could juxtaposition the non efforts of these two with that of...
    another Aussie doing himself, his family, friends and his Aussie fans great pride ..
    Toby Price, an Australian with grit, determination and a 'I'll just give it everything, I've got. All the time'.

    https://amcn.com.au/editorial/toby-p...after-stage-8/

    And before you dismiss him as just another m/cyclist...look at the time and work
    he does for charity and in particular disadvantaged children.

    Two far different sides of humanity, right there.
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    Prima donna's are certainly nothing new in the tennis world, John McEnroe had it in spades (super brat)

    "What is not in dispute is that no player attracted so much universal attention or provoked such contrasting emotions, from admiration to hatred, as John McEnroe.
    King of the court in the 1980s, he won seven Grand Slams and took the sport to new heights with his dexterity and swashbuckling style.
    Today, McEnroe, much mellowed at 58, is busy as a sports commentator and tennis coach in the US but nearly 40 years ago he was the scourge of officials on the courts and picked up the nickname ‘Super Brat’."
    https://www.irelandsown.ie/wimbledons-super-brat-john-mcenroe/
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    Tomic is living proof that wealth does not purchase class.
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    A loser will always blame something or someone else for their failures.
    Tomic proves this over and over again!
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    Gotta smile Krygios is just starting to realize he's no longer the rising star and fast approaching has been status, this quote from today's SMH

    "The 23-year-old posted a picture of Hewitt commentating for Channel 9 courtside at de Minaur’s match against Henri Laaksonen, accompanied by the question “Who’s [sic] match is he watching?” and the alternative answers: “Demon” and “No one else"
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/...16-p50rti.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Gotta smile Krygios is just starting to realize he's no longer the rising star and fast approaching has been status...
    I wouldn't write him off as a has-been yet - only 23. Kyrgios has proven potential but clearly not handling the pressure of pro tennis or rising to the challenge. He needs a better coach (who is James Cerratini?)

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    Mark Philippoussis seemed to start the trend of promising Australian tennis players not reaching their full potential. Ego, family/friends and probably just plain laziness seemed to knee-cap him as well as Tomic and Kyrgios. There's maybe a small glimmer of hope for Kyrgios but Tomic seems to be too far gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    I wouldn't write him off as a has-been yet - only 23. Kyrgios has proven potential but clearly not handling the pressure of pro tennis or rising to the challenge. He needs a better coach (who is James Cerratini?)
    Morning Flynn,

    My feeling is he needs a change in attitude, that's a whole lot more difficult than simply changing coaches, it would take a seriously dedicated person to put up with the histrionics displayed by this unholy trinity.

    If he was a race horse you wouldn't bother giving him another start, too many good ones around to bother with the duds.

    Time to move on.

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    I think we have seen this deterioration in 'sportsmanship' and general self-control by athletes/competitors in all sports over the last 3 or 4 decades.
    I'd have thought that Tennis would be the easiest sport to be comprehensively electronically monitored in real-time so as to eliminate disagreements with competitors.

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    Wouldn’t it be great if all forms of media including on line forums gave both of these two ungrateful brats zero coverage other than their match results. Their endorsements would reduce markedly, we wouldn’t have to hear their churlish rants and we could cheer on upcoming players without distractions from people who have no respect for their sport or the talent they have been lucky to have been born with. Earlier comments on this thread about Pat Rafter are spot on. Great player, great bloke, great ambassador for his sport. Stop giving oxygen to time wasters. Time for a doppio.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen28 View Post
    Wouldn’t it be great if all forms of media including on line forums gave both of these two ungrateful brats zero coverage other than their match results. Their endorsements would reduce markedly, we wouldn’t have to hear their churlish rants and we could cheer on upcoming players without distractions from people who have no respect for their sport or the talent they have been lucky to have been born with. Earlier comments on this thread about Pat Rafter are spot on. Great player, great bloke, great ambassador for his sport. Stop giving oxygen to time wasters. Time for a doppio.........
    They give em coverage because a significant proportion of the population buy/watch/listen to this garbage (even if they deny doing so). BTW ask Pat Rafter how Bermuda is going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    I think we have seen this deterioration in 'sportsmanship' and general self-control by athletes/competitors in all sports over the last 3 or 4 decades.
    I'd have thought that Tennis would be the easiest sport to be comprehensively electronically monitored in real-time so as to eliminate disagreements with competitors.
    This seems to be a problem with professional sports.
    Amateur sports people still seem to show good sportsmanship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topshot View Post
    This seems to be a problem with professional sports.
    Amateur sports people still seem to show good sportsmanship.
    Spot on Topshot, once money becomes the primary motivator it's a dog eat dog world, pretty sad state of affairs, the unfortunate thing is many of our younger people have never known anything different and think this behavior is normal, and, even to be admired, it's not.
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