Tennis star Bernard Tomic is among the sport’s most controversial players due to his volatile style on the court, but that controversy has now followed him off the court as he was arrested Wednesday.
He was eventually released on $2,000 bail.
Security guards said Tomic closed the door on them and refused to turn down the music, so they called police. Def pointed his finger aggressively towards the hotel security officers and continued to play loud music.
The recent debacle involving Tennis Australias tweet about the 22-year olds participation in the Newport Hall of Fame event has then not only been responsible for exacerbating the issue, but also casting Tomic under a almost-sympathetic light.
Despite the guests in his room leaving after receiving warning, Tomic stood his ground and refused to leave.
“Def was verbally warned again that he was being evicted and was no longer allowed to be in the hotel”.
Tomic had lashed out at player turned tennis official Pat Rafter in a post-match Wimbledon news conference, calling the Australian federation penny-pinching. But to have him excluded from the Australian Davis Cup teams line-up for the upcoming quarter-final tie against Kazakhstan was still harsh.