It appears that the IMG Worldwide talent representation service has decided to part ways with former Australian No. 1 Bernard Tomic.
The company had acquired Tomic when he was 13 years old and considered an Australian prodigy back in 2006. Much has changed since then, as Tomic went through a turbulent 2013 season, concerns about his father, and double hip surgery in 2014 to collapse down the rankings below many of his fellow countrymen. In fact, Tomic has dropped so low in the rankings that he is no longer able to qualify for the US Open. He will be required to request a wildcard, which may be awarded to another young Australian instead.
In equally intriguing news, IMG appears to also be interested in brining in Canadian darling Eugenie Bouchard as their tennis figurehead for the foreseeable future.
“We would really like to have Eugenie with us” said Fernando Soler of IMG, “we showed our interest in signing a contract with her. We will try our best. Bouchard has all elements needed in order to be successful. She is talented, she is beautiful, she has personality and she would be a perfect fit in the international market”.
Bouchard is the only female competitor on the WTA tour this season to reach the semi-final or better in all three of the Grand Slam tournaments so far. She is coming off her first ever major final at the WImbledon Championships, where she lost 6-3,6-0 to Petra Kvitova.