Bernard Tomic has wasted no time further alienating himself from the Australian public upon his return to the country for the first time this year.
The controversial tennis star racked up a $50,000 bill at an exclusive Melbourne nightclub on Saturday night with his girlfriend and mates.
‘It might seem ridiculous to others but then again it is peanuts to me,’ Tomic told the Daily Telegraph.
Tomic and his girlfriend joined a close group of his mates at Bond Bar on Saturday evening, purchasing the $50,000-per-night Green Room package.
True to the lackadaisical attitude that has frustrated the Australian sporting fan base, he arrived wearing track suit pants, a sport jacket and a backwards cap.
His partner, Emma Blake Hahnel, donned a stunning red dress and faux-fur coat.
The luxurious room includes a helicopter ride over Melbourne’s CBD, a private dinner, expensive champagne, caviar and cocktails.
Tomic and his crew also get their own personalised dance floor, with sound and lighting, cuban cigars and a photographer.
The 24-year-old managed to keep all the luxury in context.
‘When you have close to $14 million, I think it only equals 0.36 per cent of what I am worth,’ Tomic said.
‘So it is not a lot of money, but it might seem a lot to other people.’
Tomic bundled out of the US Open in the first round last week, the latest in a string of disappointments that now sees him ranked 146 in the world.
He also lost first round at Wimbledon and in the French Open in what has been his worst year on the professional tour.
Earlier this year Tomic admitted he didn’t love the game and used it purely as a way to make money and fund his lavish lifestyle.
‘I never chose tennis, tennis chose me. I never fell in love with it,’ he told Sunday Night.
‘I’m just going to go about it as a job.’
He admits to a lack of effort throughout his time on the ATP tour but believes that is a testament to his ability.
‘Throughout my career I’ve given 100 per cent, and I’ve given 30 per cent.
‘So when you balance it out my whole career’s been at 50 per cent and I haven’t really tried, I’ve achieved all this so it’s amazing what I’ve done.’