Sydney - Troubled Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has
been offered "health and wellbeing" support as his career hits the
Once mooted as a rising star, his ranking has plunged to 145
in the world during a forgettable season in which he admitted he was
"bored" and not always giving 100 percent.
He is now reliant on being handed a wildcard for his home
Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in January, with the troubled star widely seen
as at a crossroads.
Australian Open director Craig Tiley said the sport was
doing what it could to help him, but admitted he had not responded to their
"We have reached out to Bernie from a health and
wellbeing point of view and it's up to him to respond," he told the Sydney
Morning Herald on Wednesday.
"We have been reaching out to him ... he is in a tough
place right now. His ranking has dropped and he is struggling - we have all
"Our job as a federation is to make sure we have a team
of people there to support beyond tennis and that is where we are at."
He did not detail what assistance had been offered, but said
"our athlete department has a group of people that support athletes that
"I don't know if Bernie does - I am just saying we have
made that offer for him."
Tomic, 25, has long had a fractious relationship with Tennis
Australia and earlier this year admitted he had no love for the game, saying it
is just a job and he felt "trapped".