HEAD announcement: Tomic dumped

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Head showing some balls. I wish Yonex would have done the same thing with Kyrgios. Although I guess the difference there being that Nick might actually sell racquets, Tomic ain't giving Head much visibility.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Looks like Tomic the tank engines gravy train just stopped at Brokesville.

Given how bad his results have been, maybe he cant retire rich and drive Lambos the rest of his life now like he hoped?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I correct myself...........It isn't the Women he must lose all contact from...............it is Money..............he needs to be FLAT broke and begging for Mcdonalds for dinner...... Then and only then he will know what all the Challenger players feel like ,,,,if they can afford to have dinner or not,, or afford the next Uber ride.......Then and only then he will play
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
If they dump him I suppose he still has a number of head frames he could continue to use. I could see him as the kind of guy that would spend his own money on clothes and gear to look sponsored instead of blacking out his frame to say 'I need a sponsor'.

I just hope he's too privileged to paint it black, can't find a sponsor, and is stuck playing with this paint forever ... or until he fails in the futures (future has been):

 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I'm sure Head will still give him free rackets, they just won't pay him to play. Bernie chased the money once before, signing with Yonex. He saw a precipitous drop in his results and went back to Head.
 

MAXXply

Hall of Fame
I don't remember Tomic's Yonex period. What months/year was that brief flirtation? What model Yonex was he using?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
If they dump him I suppose he still has a number of head frames he could continue to use. I could see him as the kind of guy that would spend his own money on clothes and gear to look sponsored instead of blacking out his frame to say 'I need a sponsor'.

I just hope he's too privileged to paint it black, can't find a sponsor, and is stuck playing with this paint forever ... or until he fails in the futures (future has been):

IG Radical MP 16x19
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
If they dump him I suppose he still has a number of head frames he could continue to use. I could see him as the kind of guy that would spend his own money on clothes and gear to look sponsored instead of blacking out his frame to say 'I need a sponsor'.

I just hope he's too privileged to paint it black, can't find a sponsor, and is stuck playing with this paint forever ... or until he fails in the futures (future has been):

Yep, Radical LSD is a bad season to be marooned in - paint job or not.
 

kaninfaan

Rookie
Head stood by Maria, but walked away from Tomic

Standing by a player who was punished for a doping violation while dumping a player admitting he is bored caught some players by surprise.
If the above statement is true then "some players" are really stupid.

Standing by a player who is "punished for a doping violation" simply means that they believe it was not intentional and that while she is being a good citizen and accepting her penalty they continue to believe in her.

Tomic is not being dumped for admitting he was bored. It's just the "last drop".
 

TennisHound

Legend
Why is everyone so up-in-arms about it? So he's bored with tennis. Is that such a thing to get crazy mad about? Does anyone really care what Navratilova says? Silly
 
I like Bernie. My heart goes out to him. I can't believe that not one person on this forum is able to sympathize/empathize with him. Every single match that he tanks and every single ill-fated press conference he gives to explain how little he cares, both direct at the one and only person who is ruining his tennis career and his life in general - his old man. If anyone on this forum could only imagine what a terrifying person John Tomic in fact is.... Bernie should have more fans. I will always root for him.

https://deadspin.com/meet-john-tomic-the-worlds-craziest-tennis-dad-1327735538
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Tomic irks people because they have inferior talent but superior motivation so they assume wrongly he does not merit any success.

Tomic is an 'irk'.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Tomic irks people because they have inferior talent but superior motivation so they assume wrongly he does not merit any success.

Tomic is an 'irk'.
Actually he's not having all that much success this year and that's reflected in his ranking and his losing record of 9-14 on the year. You reap what you sow
 

TennisHound

Legend
Oh well, everyone just blew this one out of proportion, basically fueled by Navratilova. Navratilova is like a warped, ugly, Bud Collins. Its time too get rid of her. Just like she said its "not good for the sport". Well Martina, maybe you should do the sport a favor and GTFO!
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The media and its commentariat amplifies controversy and Tomic loves to court it and thinks, rather bizarrely, that he is 'winning'.

Oh well, everyone just blew this one out of proportion, basically fueled by Navratilova. Navratilova is like a warped, ugly, Bud Collins. Its time too get rid of her. Just like she said its "not good for the sport". Well Martina, maybe you should do the sport a favor and GTFO!
 

mavsman149

Hall of Fame
I find the people comparing Tomic and Sharapova hilarious. Only tennis fans know Tomic and he has a negative reception, Maria Sharapova is known by everyone not living under a rock, a former number 1 who has won all the majors and is attractive.

Obviously you keep Sharapova.
 

skandy

Rookie
I like Bernie. My heart goes out to him. I can't believe that not one person on this forum is able to sympathize/empathize with him. Every single match that he tanks and every single ill-fated press conference he gives to explain how little he cares, both direct at the one and only person who is ruining his tennis career and his life in general - his old man. If anyone on this forum could only imagine what a terrifying person John Tomic in fact is.... Bernie should have more fans. I will always root for him.

https://deadspin.com/meet-john-tomic-the-worlds-craziest-tennis-dad-1327735538
I don't like him, but having just watched that post-match conference I do empathize with him. The guy is clearly not happy with where he is in his life, motivation is not there, he does not like what he is doing, and he had the guts to admit it - perhaps not in the best possible form, so I get why some people are outraged.
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
I don't like him, but having just watched that post-match conference I do empathize with him. The guy is clearly not happy with where he is in his life, motivation is not there, he does not like what he is doing, and he had the guts to admit it - perhaps not in the best possible form, so I get why some people are outraged.
I find it hard to sympathize/empathize with someone who REFUSES to change something that is completely within his control. What takes guts is actually stepping away from the source of the problem. Continuing down the same path as he (Tomic) seems wont to do is the definition of insanity.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
nike continue with him is amazing...lol..just dump it
Maybe it's just a matter of the wording of the contract. Head had a clause in their contract their lawyers thought would stand up; Nike didn't.

And do we know that the 'dumping' was effective immediately? Or is it really a 'we won't be renewing him'? What he said was sad - but hardly so egregious to think he would immediately lose his deal. Courier was reading books during changeovers near the end of his career - Wilson didn't boot him.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
If they dump him I suppose he still has a number of head frames he could continue to use. I could see him as the kind of guy that would spend his own money on clothes and gear to look sponsored instead of blacking out his frame to say 'I need a sponsor'.

I just hope he's too privileged to paint it black, can't find a sponsor, and is stuck playing with this paint forever ... or until he fails in the futures (future has been):

Yes he can use the racquets that he has leftover from the sponsorship, but It's not paying for frames that is the worry for Tomic. The problem is that he has lost the significant sponsorship dollars from the endorsement. It's another lost income stream that supports his flashy quality of life.

I think he will play with blacked-out frames. Honestly, I wouldn't blame him. Why on earth would you give a sponsor who just dumped you free advertising? I think he played with blacked out racquets in the past, too, during his sponsorship snafu between Yonex and Head a few years ago.
 
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