BOUNCE BACK

Bernard Tomic’s deterioration in the recent times hasn’t surprised Roger Federer that much. However, he believes that the Australian youngster doesn’t lack talent and he will be able to bounce back in the upcoming season.

Tomic had actually begun the last season on a great note. He won the first singles title of his career by beating the South African player Kevin Anderson in the final match of the Apia International Tennis tournament. He did well in the Australian Open too, but, after that, he got involved into a few controversies and that seemed to have disturbed his rhythm. His performance was pretty poor in the latter half of the 2013 season and at the end of the season, he was not even in top 50 in the world rankings.

Federer who is currently in Australia to take part in the Brisbane International Tennis tournament was talking to the reporters yesterday. When he was asked if he is surprised by Tomic’s performances recently, he said, “No, not really. Obviously, everybody was expecting him to perform better than what he did, but, with so many things happening around; it’s not easy for a player to focus.”

“There is no doubt that he has got a huge amount of talent. What he needs to do in the next season is to play with a free mind. It will be a vital season for him. He will have to try to be consistent and get into top 25 in the world rankings.”

“As a young player, sometimes, you don’t have the idea how to deal with adversities. But, as you get older, you improve temperamentally and I am sure that will happen with Bernard as well.”

Tomic is currently ranked 51st in the world.