Tomic rules himself out of Rio Olympics

Bernard Tomic has ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics, blaming a busy playing schedule and personal circumstances.

Tomic’s selection was under a cloud after he deliberately gave up a match point at a tournament in Madrid and said he didn’t care because he was worth $10 million, leading Australian Olympic Committee chef de mission Kitty Chiller to describe his behaviour as “appalling”.

“I have always proudly represented by country in Davis Cup and given my all when wearing the green and gold, but on the basis of an extremely busy playing schedule and my own personal circumstances, I am regrettably unable to commit to this year’s tournament,” Tomic said in a statement.

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