Australian Bernard Tomic was defeated by World No. 72 ranked Dzumhu in four sets 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-0) in the first round of the 2016 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. But it was the Aussie’s attitude during the match that was criticized by players and fans after he was caught on video shouting sexually explicit rants at a heckling fan.
“I will put my balls in your mouth” and “I will give you some money to make you feel good,” Tomic reportedly stated, according to news.com.au.
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Tomic said after the match that the fan was “just baiting me a bit” during the whole set that he was forced to respond with his rant.
“I couldn’t care less. I [will apologize] right now if anyone heard around, but I directed it specifically to him,” Tomic said in the press conference according to Reuters.
This is not the first time Tomic has been involved in controversies. Previously he was also in trouble, noted by newstalk.com. in 2009, he reportedly turned down a practice session with veteran Australian pro Lleyton Hewitt.
In 2012, the Australian police caught him with three traffic infringements on the same day and in 2013 his license was revoked.
In 2012, he was also dropped from the Australian tennis team because of his off the court issues. Recently, the Australian is also being accused of “tanking” or purposely losing matches in some tournaments.
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