Tomic to skip Olympics

Bernard Tomic has made himself unavailable for the selection for the Australian team going to the Rio Olympics.

The 22-year-old, who is often in the press for all the wrong reasons, revealed that his schedule does not allow for him to play in Rio. 

The Australian will instead play at the Abierto Mexicano Los Cabos  – an event where he is the defending champion – which starts on August 8. 

"I have always proudly represented by country in Davis Cup and given my all when wearing the green and gold, but on the basis of an extremely busy playing schedule and my own personal circumstances, I am regrettably unable to commit to this year's tournament," he said in a statement. 

Interestingly, this announcement comes just weeks after Australia's Olympic Team boss, Kitty Chiller, warned that his and fellow bad-boy Nick Kyrgios' behaviour was being monitored ahead of the team selection. 

Tomic's most recent headline-grabbing incident came at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he deliberately held his racket backwards on match point. Later, he said he didn't care because he was worth $10 million.