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Problems for Tomic.
Tomic's dad has been arrested for *allegedly* headbutting Tomic's hitting partner and knocking him out cold.

stevegtennis‏@stevegtennis28m
Jeez. Seems Tomics dad is held in jail & hitting partner still in recovery with neck brace.

stevegtennis‏@stevegtennis5m
Seems Dolgopolov 1st noticed the guy on the ground & alerted staff. Guy was out cold with heavy bleeding.

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BREAKING: John Tomic allegedly arrested 3 days ago in Madrid 4 head butting/breaking nose/knocking out Bernie's French hitting partner.

Matt Cronin‏@TennisReporters1h
...John Tomic said to have spent 1-2 days in jail. Hitting partner still in Madrid with neck brace on & badly broken nose in cast

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Bernie's hitting partner is said to be Thomas Drouet, been working with him for few months

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05-May-2013 05:51 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 05:51 PM)Iona16 Wrote:  Tomic's dad has been arrested for *allegedly* headbutting Tomic's hitting partner and knocking him out cold.

stevegtennis‏@stevegtennis28m
Jeez. Seems Tomics dad is held in jail & hitting partner still in recovery with neck brace.

stevegtennis‏@stevegtennis5m
Seems Dolgopolov 1st noticed the guy on the ground & alerted staff. Guy was out cold with heavy bleeding.

Matt Cronin‏@TennisReporters1h
BREAKING: John Tomic allegedly arrested 3 days ago in Madrid 4 head butting/breaking nose/knocking out Bernie's French hitting partner.

Matt Cronin‏@TennisReporters1h
...John Tomic said to have spent 1-2 days in jail. Hitting partner still in Madrid with neck brace on & badly broken nose in cast

Matt Cronin‏@TennisReporters50m
Bernie's hitting partner is said to be Thomas Drouet, been working with him for few months
Dont seem like problem for Tomic but for his Dad who appears to have anger management issues.. shouldnt hurt Bernie.. he can find other hitting partners until this guy recovers
05-May-2013 05:56 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
Oh, good grief. Another parent who's a liability to a tennis player. We've talked about Bernie's talent, and also his need to be more mature, in order to make the most of it. This kind of thing cannot help. Thanks for the intel, Iona.
05-May-2013 05:59 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 05:59 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Oh, good grief. Another parent who's a liability to a tennis player. We've talked about Bernie's talent, and also his need to be more mature, in order to make the most of it. This kind of thing cannot help. Thanks for the intel, Iona.

You're welcome Moxie.

A bit more on the story...

John Tomic, the father and coach of Bernard Tomic, was allegedly arrested three days ago prior to the Madrid tournament for allegedly head butting and breaking the nose of his sonâ€s hitting partner, TENNIS.com has learned.

Sources on site told TENNIS.com that Tomic's hitting partner, Franceâ€s Thomas Drouet, was knocked out cold for 20 minutes. John Tomic, who has reputation of having a volcanic temper, was said to have spent one to two days in jail. The ATP has confirmed that there was an incident and report they are currently investigating it, but would not reveal details. Sources on site also said that Drouet has since been seen with a neck brace and a cast around his nose.

The French radio station RMC is alleging that John Tomic struck his son while at the tournament in Monte Carlo and that Bernard was bleeding around his jaw area. RMC also reports that Drouet got in between John and Bernard, which later triggered the assault. Drouet is also said to have a fractured vertebrae. Apparently players Alexandr Dolgopolov and Janko Tipsarevic witnessed the attack, where an ambulance was called. John Tomic was said to be summoned to appear in a Madrid court on Monday.

John Tomic is notorious for clashes, including having a public heated argument with Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley that lead to security guards being placed around Tiley; being involved in a road-rage incident in 2006 in which he forced a car occupied by two coaches and a female junior player off the road; and pulling Bernard off the court mid-match at a tournament in Perth when he alleged officials were fixing draws and cheating his then 16-year-old son.

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05-May-2013 07:11 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
Pops needs a sparring partner as much as Bernard needs a hitting partner.

05-May-2013 07:16 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
Poor guy, I feel for him. Bernard, I mean. It is not easy to deal with all that, he is just a kid but he will grow up and be able to stand for himself.

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05-May-2013 07:23 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 07:23 PM)Billie Wrote:  Poor guy, I feel for him. Bernard, I mean. It is not easy to deal with all that, he is just a kid but he will grow up and be able to stand for himself.

Hopefully...

But his role model is not that helpful. And he's displayed a tendency to poor choices, himself. IMO, he needs to get out from under the heel of his crazy dad, find a proper coach and mentor, and be a committed tennis player. And not a brat. We'll see if he can.
05-May-2013 08:13 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 07:16 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  Pops needs a sparring partner as much as Bernard needs a hitting partner.

Pops will get many partners in jail.

I am in shock. How drunk someone has to be to break nose to someone hitting the ball.
05-May-2013 08:28 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
And never mind the notion that its a 'gentleman's game.' I don't know if he was drunk, but the father surely has anger issues. The son needs a better role-model, and fast.
05-May-2013 08:41 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
Hitting partners might need to reword their job title. Old man Tomic might have got the wrong end of the stick on their roles and responsibilities.
05-May-2013 08:43 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 08:43 PM)britbox Wrote:  Hitting partners might need to reword their job title. Old man Tomic might have got the wrong end of the stick on their roles and responsibilities.

I am reading this shocking news after only a few minutes I heard a similar report on the late night news. During a soccer game for teenagers, in Utah, a referee was punched in head by a player of 17 who disliked his decision and the poor guy went into a coma in a few hours and died in a week. zsome people who can't control their temper should stay away from activities which may push them over the edge.
05-May-2013 11:06 PM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 08:43 PM)britbox Wrote:  Hitting partners might need to reword their job title. Old man Tomic might have got the wrong end of the stick on their roles and responsibilities.

Harsh Wink His old man sounds like a real prick though. Lousy.
06-May-2013 01:03 AM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
Sounds like he's a fruitcake of Damir Dokic-like proportions.
06-May-2013 02:40 AM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
What a complete asshole...
06-May-2013 02:56 AM
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
i think the ATP should help out little Bernie here - lifetime ban for his father at all ATP/ITF venues, what do you say?
06-May-2013 03:29 AM
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(06-May-2013 03:29 AM)johnsteinbeck Wrote:  i think the ATP should help out little Bernie here - lifetime ban for his father at all ATP/ITF venues, what do you say?

Agreed, I think the public prosecutor in Spain will chip in a little too.
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
(05-May-2013 08:13 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(05-May-2013 07:23 PM)Billie Wrote:  Poor guy, I feel for him. Bernard, I mean. It is not easy to deal with all that, he is just a kid but he will grow up and be able to stand for himself.

Hopefully...

But his role model is not that helpful. And he's displayed a tendency to poor choices, himself. IMO, he needs to get out from under the heel of his crazy dad, find a proper coach and mentor, and be a committed tennis player. And not a brat. We'll see if he can.

Harsh Moxie. I never cared for Tomic, and definitely think he needs to get his act together, but this makes his stupid petty rebellions seem much more relatable and able to be pitied. Bernard also apparently told on his father to the police (the right thing to do, but I imagine a tough one). This guy makes papa agassi seem like a saint.

He definitely has no business ever setting foot on a ATP tennis court. It's a sport (and not a contact one) there is no justifiable reason to assault and batter someone.
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RE: Problems for Tomic.
It may be a big problem for Tomic to find a coach, because no one would like to have to deal with his crazy father.

Who are the coaches available for Bernard anyway? Vemic, Ancic, ...
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(10-May-2013 06:01 AM)Mastoor Wrote:  It may be a big problem for Tomic to find a coach, because no one would like to have to deal with his crazy father.

That's a good point. I wouldn't want that job. Who would?
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(10-May-2013 10:05 AM)tented Wrote:  
(10-May-2013 06:01 AM)Mastoor Wrote:  It may be a big problem for Tomic to find a coach, because no one would like to have to deal with his crazy father.

That's a good point. I wouldn't want that job. Who would?


I would..and take a restraining order for the pops for myself AND Bernie...take it from there...Sleepy

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