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Lleyton Hewitt: Bernard Tomic won’t play Davis Cup again

Tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt doesn’t believe Bernard Tomic will ever represent his country again after a string of on and off court controversies.

The Australian Davis Cup team captain was responding to comments made by the 25-year-old, who said they ‘need me to win the Davis Cup.’ 

‘It is highly doubtful,’ Hewitt said of Tomic’s chances of returning to the fold in a press conference on Tuesday.

‘For me, he’s made some mistakes and it will be a long way back.’

Tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt doesn’t believe Bernard Tomic will ever represent his country again after a string of on and off court controversies

'It is highly doubtful,' Hewitt said of Tomic's chances of returning to the fold. 'For me, he's made some mistakes and it will be a long way back'

‘It is highly doubtful,’ Hewitt said of Tomic’s chances of returning to the fold. ‘For me, he’s made some mistakes and it will be a long way back’

Tomic’s troubled tenure with Australian tennis culminated in an explosive interview on Sunday Night where he called out then-direct of player performance Pat Rafter, who famously dropped him from the team in 2015.

‘Pat’s said a lot of bad things about me in my career. He’s always perceived as this nice guy and people don’t know him behind close doors, he’s not that much of a nice guy,’ Tomic said.

‘He likes to put on a show.’ 

In an interview with News Corp on Monday, Tomic defended his commitment and reaffirmed his intentions to re-join the team.   

‘The Davis Cup is huge for me,’ he said. ‘Everyone knows down there that they are going to need me to win Davis Cup.’

Hewitt, however, disagrees with the 25-year-old and says there’s a lot more than meets the eye with Tomic, alluding to questions over his passion for Australia behind closed doors. 

‘There’s a lot more that plays out behind the scenes than what Bernie says publicly,’ the two-time Grand Slam champion said.      

‘With the team camaraderie we have at the moment, it’s as good as I’ve been a part of in a long time. We fully believe with the players we have here, we can go a long way.’

'The Davis Cup is huge for me,' Tomic said. 'Everyone knows down there that they are going to need me to win Davis Cup'

‘The Davis Cup is huge for me,’ Tomic said. ‘Everyone knows down there that they are going to need me to win Davis Cup’

Hewitt, however, disagrees with the 25-year-old and says there's a lot more than meets the eye with Tomic, alluding to questions over his passion for Australia behind closed doors

Hewitt, however, disagrees with the 25-year-old and says there’s a lot more than meets the eye with Tomic, alluding to questions over his passion for Australia behind closed doors

Tomic recently was unveiled as one of the next batch of ‘celebrities’ to enter the jungle on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Unfortunately his time on the show produced similar results to his tennis career, as he quit on just his second day in South Africa. 

Appearing in the night’s Tucker Trial challenge, he joined comedian Fiona O’Loughlin to undertake an aerial obstacle course that required him to wear a pair of goggles that made everything appear upside down. 

‘I am really sick. I am about to vomit, I am out, I am so sick,’ he said while still hanging from the ledge.

Revealing he’d ‘never felt so ill before’, he called out: ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!’ 



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