Tomic slammed for on-court commitment

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic is being slammed on social media for his commitment on the court after his defeat against Fabio Fognini at the Madrid Open on Tuesday.

With Fognini serving on match point with the score 6-2, 5-4 and Tomic 0-40 down, the Australian held his racquet backwards while playing the point and hardly moved as his opponent send down an ace to win the set and match.

Tomic’s ‘apparent lack of commitment’ has been condemned by tennis pundits on social media.

“Bernard Tomic has stated before he believes he is a top ten player, but he won’t be top 10 in anyone’s books with continued displays of petulance like this,” News Ltd media said.

This is not the first time the world number 22 has been accused of not trying. In a loss to Andy Roddick in the 2012 U.S. Open, he got the nickname ‘Tomic the Tank Engine’ when it was felt that he was not trying to win.

In 2014 at the Miami Masters tournament, Tomic picked up a record that he should not be overly proud, that being for the quickest Masters loss ever when losing 6-0, 6-1 in 28 minutes to Finn Jarkko Nieminen.