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Tomic with new HEAD Radical MP paint job

by Jonas Eriksson

Bernard Tomic is a player that a lot of people love to hate due to his admittedly strange attitude to his chosen profession. His sponsorship was dropped by HEAD last year, but now he seems to be back with a new paint job and stencil.

If you want to know more about why HEAD dropped Bernard Tomic, read this post. Has HEAD decided to bring him back for the Australian Open tennis swing? Do they believe Tomics’ attitude will to tennis will change?

If you’re interested in the new HEAD Graphene Touch Radical series of racquets, check out this post.

The Sun Herald writes this about Tomic:

Tomic knows the next six months is vital to reigniting his tennis career and he says he would “love” to qualify for the Australian Open. “My hunger has always been there … sometimes I probably look a bit lazy and stuff – that’s me,” he said. “I don’t really go about at 100 per cent.”

“But this year has to be a good year for me. A couple of years back, I was 130 in the world and was also top 20 for two years after that. For me, it’s not a big issue, but I just have to find my time in the next six months. It’s going to be very important to me.”

Tomic was overlooked for a wildcard for his home grand slam after he rejected an invitation to compete in the December playoff, forcing the Queenslander to go through this week’s qualifying event.

He will play Frenchman Vincent Millot – ranked 192 in the world – in the first round.

Do you believe Bernard Tomic can turn it around? It does seem like HEAD tennis wants to give him another chance after Tomic tried Zus racquets, but didn’t quite gel with them. Tomic has gone back to his HEAD pro stock 260.5, which is the pro stock version of the HEAD IG Radical Pro – an excellent frame in itself. Tomic is using a combination of Signum Pro Tornado 17 and Babolat VS Team Natural Gut.

There are some interesting “tribute” videos online of Bernard Tomic’s game on YouTube. Such as the one below:

What do you think of Bernard Tomic? His antics and his game? Can he turn it around? After all, he’s only 25, but mental desire and effort are difficult things to change…Please comment below.


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Ethan January 11, 2018 - 18:14

I like Tomic’s unique service motion. I think it throws off the timing of the returner.

Speaking of Australian Open, do you know of any online draws where the fan can fill out a complete bracket without betting money?

Marty dufour January 18, 2018 - 01:42

Hi, just watched the Sharapova match today, and i was wondering if she really uses à graphene touch . Im sure not… do you know what she really uses? thanks!

Tennisnerd January 18, 2018 - 09:37

Hi Marty,
No, she’s actually using HEAD Youtek Radical Pro. Made a post on this just now :) https://tennisnerd.net/gear/racquets/maria-sharapovas-tennis-racquet/7071

Cheers / Jonas

Yordan January 30, 2020 - 02:55

I talked to Tomic at Beijing Open 2019 about his racket specs. At that time it was the newest Radical 98 paintjob, but his racket’s head size looked more like a 93. He mentioned 336g weight, and 334 swing weight. I believe these are strung specs. He described his racket as very fast but the ball would go out if he missed the sweet spot. He strings full natural gut.

jon February 11, 2021 - 20:06

Did Head take him back? I saw he was using them at the 2021 Aussie Open but I always assumed he bought the frames but it looks like he’s back with them


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