Tennis - Australia's Bernard Tomic will play two Challenger events in Europe as he makes an attempt to revive his professional tennis career. Tomic has entered the Challenger events in Lille, France which will take place from March 19th.
The 25-year-old Tomic is ranked No. 168 in the world and has played only one event this year - the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open - where he reached the third and final round. Tomic is also entered to play four ATP events in April - Marrakesh, Morocco, Budapest, Hungary and Istanbul, Turkey - where he is likely to play the qualifying rounds in case he does not get offered a wild card into the main draw.
Tomic recently participated in a reality show where he was knocked out in the first round. He said while he was on the show, he had a huge wake-up call that he needed to put focus back on his tennis. "I don't want to spend half my time depressed here and thinking about how I played the last year and where I should be. And me being here with my thoughts now has just given me a huge wake-up call... I need to be competing and playing in what I do best and that's why I've decided to leave."