Bernard Tomic ready to prove doubters wrong, make them eat their words

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Bernard Tomic ready to prove doubters wrong, make them eat their words

Australian Bernard Tomic is ready to return to competitive action after a two-month lay off as he is hoping to get his career back on the right track. Tomic, who hasn't played since he lost in the Australian Open qualifying final round, is set to feature at this week's Lille Challenger.

The Australian has dropped to No. 181 in the world due to a disastrous 2017 campaign and a slow start to this season. Former world No. 17 Tomic hasn't been especially committed to tennis in the last year or so as he has also sparked outrage and controversy multiple times.

The 25-year-old took his time off after the Australian Open as he participated in the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! reality show. The Australian entered the South-African jungle hoping that he would mentally relax a little bit but ended up getting depressed after just a couple of days spent there and eventually left the jungle.

As Tomic was preparing to leave the jungle, he underlined that he is ready to once again put in the hard work, commit to the game, chase success and prove the doubters wrong. After a month and a half since he left the jungle, Tomic is set to clash against French world No.

251 Antoine Hoang in the Lille round one. The match itself will draw lots of attention as all the eyes will be on the once highly promising Australian. However, Tomic's recent claims and actions suggest that he is not taking his comeback lightly.

Tomic has never been one of the fittest players on the Tour - - especially in the last year or so - - but seeing a fit, ready and prepared Tomic should be the case at Lille as he took his time away to stage his comeback on his own terms.

Also, Tomic is a very prideful person - - which will drive him to quickly improve his ranking and get back to the ATP level tournaments. Don't sleep on Tomic as he is on a mission to prove everyone wrong and quickly get back to where a player of his caliber really belongs.

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