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‘Depressed’ Bernard Tomic Quits I’m A Celebrity As Show Defends Their Casting Policy



Bernard Tomic’s experience of the jungle wasn’t what he expected after he quit reality TV show I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out Of Here!


The former top 20 player entered the TV series less than a week ago, prompting criticism from Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt. During his brief experience on the show, which features celebrities conducting a series of tasks whilst living in a jungle, Tomic bailed on his first challenge. Shortly after that, he told his fellow camp mates that he was contemplating leaving the jungle, but never did.

Tomic confirmed his departure on Tuesday. He said that he was ‘feeling depressed’ during his time on the show as he reflect upon the current state of his tennis career.

“I thought I’d be super happy, camping for the first time, being around new people … Half the time during the day, I’m just depressed,” he said on his time on the show.
“I’ve never really had time to think about my thoughts. I’ve always had people around, my mobile phone … everything was so fast-paced. Everything’s slowed down in the last few days.
“I don’t want to spend half my time depressed here, you know? Thinking about how I played last year and where I should be.”

Ranked as high as 17th in the world once, Tomic has spiralled down the ATP rankings by over 130 places. He has only played in one tournament so far this season, losing in the final round of qualifying at the Australian Open. Last year he only managed to win 10 matches on the ATP Tour.

Speaking about his departure from the show, the 25-year-old said it was the ‘wrong decision’ to take part in the programme. Later saying that ‘he just wants to be happy.’ It is unclear as to what Tomic will do next as he faces the prospect of falling further down the ATP rankings. He has stated that he will resume training.

Network 10 under fire

The departure of the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist comes as some criticized the decision to allow him to participate. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, who is a renowned Australian Psychologist, has slammed the show for casting Tomic given his current mental state.

“He appeared to me to be in a very low mood,” Dr Carr-Gregg told news.com.au. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say he was clinically depressed but I would say he didn’t seem to me to be in a psychological state to be put through what he was put through.
“I question the wisdom of having someone who’s so young — he’s only 25 — and whether or not he’s in a good psychological space.
“I would question the wisdom of the producers of putting someone in that scenario who is not 100 per cent. It’s obviously a very challenging thing to have to go through.”

Network Ten, which broadcasts the show, has hit back at the allegations of negligence. In a statement, a spokesperson said that each contestant underwent a medical evaluation prior to their participation.

“All celebrities undergo vigorous medical and psychological testing before entering the jungle. Network Ten takes its duty of care very seriously and if any concerns were raised by experts after this testing, a celebrity would be advised not to take part in the program.”

Tomic is the first person in history to quit the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out Of Here.

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Under the guidance of Tyzzer Barty won her maiden WTA title at the Malaysian Open and rose to world number 17 in the WTA Ranking. She also finished runner-up in two finals at Birmingham and Wuhan. In 2018 the 23-year-old Australian player won two titles in Nottingham and at the Elite Trophy in Zhuhai and reached the semifinals at the Rogers Cup. Barty won her first Grand Slam doubles title at the US Open with her partner Coco Vandeweghe.

During a successful 2019 season Barty reached the final in Sydney and the quarter final at the Australian Open. She won her maiden Premier Mandatory title in Miami rising to the top 10 for the first time in her career. Barty lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros and won another Premier level title in Birmingham becoming the world number 1 player before Wimbledon. The Aussie player clinched the trophy at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and ended the 2019 season as the WTA Year-End World Number 1 player.

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The Russian player earned a break in the fifth game when Struff netted a forehand and held on his service game at 15. He sealed the break with a double break in the ninth game.

Medvedev broke serve in the second game with a forehand and raced out to a 4-0 lead with a double break. He hit three winners, as he wast serving for the match at 5-1, to close out the match setting up a semifinal against David Goffin.

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Goffin beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-2 6-4. The Belgian player broke serve in the opening game, as Pouille made a forehand error. Pouille did not convert a break point at 1-2. Goffin went up a double break to open up a 5-2 lead with four winners.

Goffin went up a break at the start of the second set. Pouille broke back in the eighth game when Goffin hit a double fault. Goffin got his fourth break in the ninth game and sealed the win with a hold of serve.

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Fabio Fognini beat John Isner 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in 1 hour and 25 minutes in the opening match of the Diriyah Tennis Cup, the first professional tennis tournament in Saudi Arabia. The exhibition tournament is held at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh.


Fognini saved two break points at the start of the opening set. Isner fended off one break point in the second game. Fognini won eight of the nine break points to open up a 4-2 lead with a break in the sixth game. Isner broke back to draw level to 4-4. Both players went on serve to set up a tie-break.

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Monfils earned another break in the eighth game with a forehand down the line winner and sealed the set with a service winner in the ninth game.

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