It is a post-grand slam tradition that no one wants, but we seem to be unable to escape – Bernard Tomic follows another controversial, successful tournament with success in an interview on a major television network.
It started in mid-2017, when Tomik followed the miserable Wimbledon performance, telling Channel 7 about Sunday night's program, he had built his career "50 percent".
"Does anyone want to work in professional sports in one of the biggest sports in the world and only 50, 60% and earn millions of dollars?" He said last July. "I think everyone would take it."
Twelve months ago, when he was unable to qualify for an Australian opening and took his expert refusal game on a 10 reality TV show in Canada, I am A Celeb, a little more humble Tomic, who said he first regretted getting into tennis. .
"I don't like tennis, but I like it, and for me it's something I have to do, and I have to do as well as I can," said Carrie Bickmore, Tomic.
This year, this is the turn of Channel 9, a new owner of tennis TV rights.
After Tomic dropped the ball into Australian tennis with a series of explosive charges against Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt, the Australian Open, he will be 60 minutes.
The network has started to promote Weekend Today's leading Allison Langdon interview on Sunday evening.
Maybe be aware that it is not a trap that is too sympathetic to a tennis brat, Langdon with Tomik, who sits next to his contradictory father John – directly between the eyes.
"The problem you have is that people don't like you," says Langdon. "You are seen as lazy, selfish, brat."
It can be smart editing and comes from another part of the interview, but nine previews seem to make Tomic respond by looking for an interviewer. And her reaction is invaluable.
It comes after Tomic and his father launched attacks on Hewitt after a 26-year-old first-round victory at Marin Cilic in Melbourne Park.
Tom claimed that no Australian player liked Hewitt, but his father told Sydney's dawn that Hewitt had left his son traumatized when he was 17 years after the accident in 2010, when he tried to force him to discover who was in Australia against him.
Hewitt added fuel to the fire, claiming that Tomic threatened his family and had tried to squeeze him out since their distribution in 2017.
Hewitt is now based in Adelaide with the Davis Cup team, preparing for a link with Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is being played on Friday and Saturday.
He refused to answer questions about Tomik, who was selected from a blacklist from a press conference. "I don't want to spend my time now," said Hewitt.
Regardless of whether Tomic gets attention on Sunday evening.