Dear Nick....

RegHickeyStand

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Please retire. You are young and have your whole life in front of you, so find your passion and follow that. This is painful to watch. Stop wasting it. Your parents have been punished enough. We get it: they should never have forced you to play a game you did not love, for money. Point made. Now, please stop.

Reg
 

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AlwaysHawks15

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Please retire. You are young and have your whole life in front of you, so find your passion and follow that. This is painful to watch. Stop wasting it. Your parents have been punished enough. We get it: they should never have forced you to play a game you did not love, for money. Point made. Now, please stop.

Reg
His parents should force him into a decision on what he wants to do, they don't get involved enough almost the direct opposite to Tomic. He either takes the sport seriously, gets a coach and a proper fitness regime or he gives it up to do something else he enjoys. This is what I would be telling him if I was them. He is pi**ing his career away and it's obvious an intervention is needed instead of letting him cruise along not caring about anything.
 

pepsi

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Whilst the sport earns him money, he stays involved. At this point it is sponsorship, advertising and appearance fees that are making him money. How long that lasts with his current level of results is another question.
 

BobbyMorri

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Nick is fine.

The keys to watching a Nick match without slamming your head against a wall is knowing he just doesn't care enough to be the very best. He does want to win but hates practice and training, so he will never reach the level he should be if he did. He is fine with that and knows that. He just wants to have fun.

He is also very emotional. I cringe when he has a go at this team or the umpire but he can't control that. With training and practice, I am sure he could, but again he doesn't want to. It is part of the theatre nowadays.

He still frustrates me but he is a must watch on the big stage. And I love the underarm serve and anyone who hates him for that is a tennis old fogey, stick in the mud
 

onthehill24

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Nick is fine.

The keys to watching a Nick match without slamming your head against a wall is knowing he just doesn't care enough to be the very best. He does want to win but hates practice and training, so he will never reach the level he should be if he did. He is fine with that and knows that. He just wants to have fun.

He is also very emotional. I cringe when he has a go at this team or the umpire but he can't control that. With training and practice, I am sure he could, but again he doesn't want to. It is part of the theatre nowadays.

He still frustrates me but he is a must watch on the big stage. And I love the underarm serve and anyone who hates him for that is a tennis old fogey, stick in the mud
Nah
He just ain’t that goos
 

juss

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OP is honestly a bit delusional. Why would he quit his job that he dislikes but earns millions and gets to travel the world and meet other famous people and basically get into or do whatever he wants as a VIP, and will be able to comfortably retire by the time he's in his mid 30s? Are you seriously suggesting he quits that to become a no one working an average 9-5 job that he will probably dislike anyway and slave it out like the rest of us until he's 65?

If my choice was between those two, I'm taking a half assed tennis career worth millions over some rat race 9-5 life working like a pleb that I do today.
 

Macpotata

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OP is honestly a bit delusional. Why would he quit his job that he dislikes but earns millions and gets to travel the world and meet other famous people and basically get into or do whatever he wants as a VIP, and will be able to comfortably retire by the time he's in his mid 30s? Are you seriously suggesting he quits that to become a no one working an average 9-5 job that he will probably dislike anyway and slave it out like the rest of us until he's 65?

If my choice was between those two, I'm taking a half assed tennis career worth millions over some rat race 9-5 life working like a pleb that I do today.
Well said Juss and no s**t.

WTF are these clowns anyway to say what he should do. Jealousy.
 

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