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Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic video prompts urgent police intervention


A disconcerting video involving Australian tennis professional Bernard Tomic has emerged on social media

The 16-second clip reveals two unidentified individuals assaulting Tomic.  

Tomic, garbed in a grey tracksuit, is seen defending himself throughout the footage, before one of the assailants attempts to lift him off the ground.  

The identities of the culprits, including the individual recording the incident, are currently unknown.  

According to Channel 10, the video was shot outside a Gold Coast tattoo parlor, but the exact timeline of the incident is unclear.  

In the video, a man can be heard bellowing at Tomic to “get up ya dog”.  

Before this incident, Tomic competed in a challenger event in Istanbul, where he was eliminated in the round of 16 on Thursday, September 7.  

The Queensland Police told that they are cognizant of the video but cannot commence an investigation as no official complaint has been lodged and the incident's date is undetermined.  

A police spokesperson noted: “No one has been able to get confirmation on when it’s happened.”  

Despite a significant drop to 825 in rankings, the 30-year-old from Queensland has made a notable comeback in the past 18 months, currently standing at world number 292.  

However, this advancement was not sufficient to earn him a qualifying wildcard for the Australian Open Grand Slam earlier this year.  

The reasons behind Tomic's exclusion from the wildcard slot for the tournament were revealed by Australian Open chief Craig Tiley.  

Tiley elaborated, “Our team that looks at the decision has a team of people that considers the allocation of wildcards,”.  

“Considerations include the player's current form, event participation, frequency of play, and potential as a future contender.”  

Tomic has had a contentious relationship with Tennis Australia, following his critique of Australian tennis icon Lleyton Hewitt in 2019.  

Besides his disagreement with Hewitt, Tomic has also been involved in an ongoing feud with fellow Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios.


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