Controversial Australian Tennis player Bernard Tomic has openly admitted that is not entertained that much by the game he professionally plays. The 24-year-old has often being called out for showing a lack of effort to succeed and tanking at times while on the court.

Tomic, the 2007 Australian Open Junior champion, has always been considered to be one of the most promising players, but has yet to fulfill his enormous potential. He has captured three ATP singles since turning pro in 2008 and has reached a career-best ranking of world No. 17 last year.

''Do something you love and enjoy because it’s a grind and it’s a tough, tough life,” Tomic told Sunday Night's Melissa Doyle, as quoted by The New Daily.

No escape

ATP World Tour No. 69 Bernard Tomic used the word ''trapped'' to describe his current situation of being a professional tennis player.

Ten years ago, at the age of 14, a motivated version of Tomic was giving Australia reasons to smile about its tennis future. Back then. the Australian hoped to complete a Calendar Grand Slam and reach the top of the rankings, all while having the ''heart' of Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer's ''groundstrokes.''

''My position is that I’m trapped. I have to do it but that 14-year-old kid has a choice,'' Tomic acknowledged.

No desire

Bernard Tomic is experiencing one of his worst seasons ever, losing early multiple times and not collecting any notable results so far. The 24-year-old has failed to show competitivness, fighting spirit and dedication to win throughout the process. A year after being on the brink of entering the top-15 on the ATP list, and potentially the top-10 class, he has fallen to number 69 in the world.

Most recently, Tomic claimed after his Wimbledon round one defeat that he felt ''a little bit bored out there'' against Germany's Mischa Zverev.

''In my honest opinion, I wasn’t motivated in the last four or five months. I was just going through the motions,'' he confessed to Doyle.

The income

Bernard Tomic also said during his Wimbledon post-match interview that ''we all work for money,'' admitting that he looks at tennis as his main source of the income.

The Australian also added that he plans on playing the game for ten more years. He has earned a total of $5,187,802 just from the tournament prize money so far, according to ATP site.

''No no no. I’m just going to do it as a job,'' Tomic said when asked whether he is going to find love for tennis ever again.