Bernard Tomic Brisbane International 2017

Bernard Tomic thinks he’ll ‘test positive in two days’ as he criticises lack of Covid-19 testing at Australian Open

Bernard Tomic “can’t believe nobody is getting tested” and feels he will definitely “test positive within the next two days” after he slammed the lack of Covid-19 testing at an Australian Open.

Tomic was tipped to have a promising career after winning an Orange Bowl and two junior Grand Slams. He also reached the 2011 Wimbledon quarter-finals at the age of just 18.

Last month, Tomic shared that he regrets his controversial past actions that have earned him a poor reputation and feels that he has matured and is no longer “that stupid little child.”

Tomic also revealed his ambitious plans to make a sensational rise up the ATP World rankings and feels capable of breaking into the world’s top ten.

However, Tomic’s hopes of a run at the Australian Open were dashed when he lost 6-1, 6-4 to Russia’s Roman Safiullin in the qualifying rounds.

When down 2-1 in the second set, during the changeover Tomic told Brazilian chair umpire Aline Da Rocha Nocinto that he was struggling physically.

Tomic said “for sure in the next two days I’ll test positive, I’m telling you.

“I’ll buy you dinner if I don’t test positive in three days. Otherwise you buy me dinner,” Tomic wagered.

“I can’t believe nobody is getting tested. They’re allowing players to come onto the court with rapid tests in their room … come on. No official PCR testing.”

Tomic was unavailable to speak to the media following his loss, but a statement published to social media read “[I’m] feeling really sick, I’m now back in my hotel room.

“[I] Just spoke to the doctors on site and they’ve asked me to isolate. They couldn’t treat me yet to avoid contact.”

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