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Tennis Australia reaches out to struggling Tomic

Bernard Tomic (Getty)
Bernard Tomic (Getty)

Sydney - Tennis Australia revealed they have offered support to Bernard Tomic following his brutally honest interview on Australian television.

The troubled ATP star sat down on the Sunday Night show and revealed that he felt 'trapped' in his career and that tennis was simply a means to keep up his lifestyle. 

TA's head of performance, Wally Masur, indicated that the organisation had reached out to the burnt out 24-year-old. 

"He's battling," Masur told AAP. 

"Bernie has been ultra-professional since he was 14 and it's almost like he's suffering some sort of burn-out at the moment." 

Masur did not reveal the kind of support that was offered and added that their scope for help was limited, but they had reached out nonetheless. 

"They (the players) are sub-contractors to the ATP tour...they're basically out there competing for prize money," he continued. 

"We don't have all the leverage that some people might think we actually have. It's out of our jurisdiction to a large degree, but we have reached out. 

"I think for Bernie, he's just got to start to enjoy the sport again."

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