Bernard Tomic’s father barred from all ATP events

BERNARD Tomic’s father and coach, John Tomic, has been barred from all ATP events until further notice.

John Tomic appeared in a Madrid court on Monday, where he denied charges of assaulting his son’s practice partner, Thomas Drouet, shortly after their arrival in the city for the Masters Series event.

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In a statement, the ATP said: “Following last week’s incident in Madrid concerning John Tomic, and the ensuing investigation, Mr Tomic’s credential privileges have been suspended at all ATP tournaments until further notice. The ATP’s investigation into this incident remains ongoing.”