At the end of the game in the first round at the Shanghai Masters, lost at 6-4 6-0, Bernard Tomic said he did not give 100% in the second set. Novak Djokovic, who often trains with the Australian player and with whom has a good relationship, had something to say about it.
'To be honest, he didn't give a great answer, but he'll learn. I'm sure he loves this sport. I know him well, maybe even better than other guys. He's talented, he really loves tennis and has high ambitions. However, I must say, the media really put him under great pressure. He comes from a big country, where a trial of the Slam is played and he was the best young player in the world, having reached quarter-finals at Wimbledon and second round at the Australian Open. He knows he can beat the stronger competitors and that games can be won in 5 sets, therefore he's physically and mentally there. All he needs is "less unforced" mistakes from the baseline, which is essential in today's tennis.'