Report: Bernard Tomic withdraws from Italian Open

Friday May 10th, 2013

Bernard Tomic Tennis Australia is aiding Bernard Tomic as he goes on without a coach after his dad's suspension. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

French reporter Eric Salloit reports that Bernard Tomic has withdrawn from next week's Italian Open in Rome, citing personal reasons. Tomic has found himself in the middle of a media firestorm this week after his father, John, was charged with assault in Spain after head-butting Tomic's hitting partner, Thomas Drouet, outside the player hotel in Madrid. In a court hearing on Monday, John Tomic claimed he acted in self-defense. He is due back in court next week.

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