Bernard Tomic gets MERCILESSLY beaten up outside a tattoo parlor in Gold Coast by two thugs
Concerning footage of Bernard Tomic goes viral
Bernard Tomic gets beaten up (Credits: The West Australian)
The terrifying video of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic being attacked by two men outside of a tattoo parlor on the Gold Coast has gone viral on social media. Two men kicked and battered Tomic over the head with a sneaker while he was curled up on the ground in the 16-second video.
One man can be heard calling Tomic a “dog“. Tomic is then seen attempting to shield his face with his hands as his attackers rain down blows. At the time of writing, the identity of both men, as well as the motivation for the attack, are now unclear. Meanwhile, Tomic has yet to issue a remark about the incident.
Queensland Police said they are aware of a social media video circulating that seems to show tennis player Bernard Tomic being attacked on the Gold Coast. According to a police spokesperson, officers were unable to conduct an investigation because no formal complaint had been filed. The video was shot outside a tattoo parlor in Surfers Paradise, but it’s unclear when.
“No one has been able to obtain confirmation on when it occurred,” said a police spokesperson. On Thursday, the 30-year-old was knocked out of the Istanbul Challenger in the round of 16 by Dominican Nick Hardt in three sets (6-2,3-6, 7-6).
Bernard Tomic did not qualify for The Australian Open this year
After plummeting to number 825 in the world, the 30-year-old Queenslander has seen his rating rise. Over the last 18 months, he has clawed his way back to world number 292. Despite his improvement, he was denied a qualifying wildcard for the Australian Open Grand Slam earlier this year. Craig Tiley, the Australian Open’s tournament director, explained why Tomic was denied a wildcard spot.
“Our team that looks at the decision has a team of people who look at the decision of wildcards,” Tiley explained.
“(They look at) the player coming in, the strength of their play, what events they’ve been playing, how much they’ve been playing, are they the younger part of our future generation. There’s many factors that go into it.” Tomic has fallen out of favor with Tennis Australia after insulting Australian tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt in 2019.
Tomic has a long-running quarrel with fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios, in addition to his outburst directed at Hewitt. The two have traded verbal jabs throughout the years, and their conflict will resurface towards the end of 2022.
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