This was his response after losing a first-round match to Germany's Mischa Zverev at the 2017 Wimbledon Championship. If you compare him to another 24-year-old like Jack Sock for example, you'll see that Tomic has played 93 more tour-level matches than the American.
He dropped serve for the first time soon after to concede the opening set before labouring on for several games until calling for treatment while trailing by a break and 4-3 in the second.
"I don't know where it (support) is going to come from, to be honest".
Wimbledon victor Martina Navratilova said Tomic should get out of the sport if that's how he feels. It wasn't just that he lost but the way he lost, with little effort or interest, and a casual indifference to it all that has triggered such strong reactions from the tennis fraternity.
"Holding a trophy or doing well doesn't satisfy me anymore - it's not there", he added later in the media conference.
"I couldn't care less if I make a fourth round US Open or others first round". To me, everything is the same.
He claims he wants to play for 10 more years in order to earn enough money so he would never have to work again after that.
His honesty has caused quite a bit of controversy in the tennis community.
"It's disrespectful to the sport and disrespectful to the history of the sport", Navratilova said.
His comments were offensive to tennis fans and past players who played for far less prizemoney. "Our mum told us that, but I've not looked at the draw", Mischa said. And I believe, you know, you have to respect the sport. If you can't get pumped up for a tournament like Wimbledon, when you're a natural on grass, then there is definitely something wrong.
Fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis went down 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 to 29th-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, who secured victory with his seventh match point.
"Absolutely a disgrace, he's a disgrace, to say the things he said in the press conference today is a disgrace, not only to tennis, but to Australian tennis", she said. It doesn't provide a good vibe for the sport and gives off a spirit of going out there to lose instead of giving it your all.
Bernard Tomic during Tuesday's first-round loss at Wimbledon.
Apparently, Bernard Tomic will continue to play the tour and is expected to be at the U.S. Open next month.
"For sure it's tough for the guys, physically and mentally, to be prepared for at least three sets on the court", she said. He is hoping that he may win some tournaments at the U.S. Open this year.
Tomic faced back-related issues during the match, but said he was not troubled a great deal by it. "But then he would still, you know if the ball is within reach, he would still hit the ball hard, especially with the forehand, place it well, and hit a lot of winners".