Tomic's father in trouble after altercation

The ATP and Tennis Australia are investigating media reports that Bernard Tomic's father John has been involved in an altercation with the world number 49's hitting partner Thomas Drouet in Madrid, officials said on Monday.

A report on France's RMC radio said John Tomic would appear in court in Madrid on Monday over the incident, which it said had left the Frenchman with a fractured nose and damaged vertebrae.

John Tomic called an Australian sportswriter early on Monday but would not elaborate on the reports, only saying: "I just want to say that I'm not in the jail, how they are writing. Hard to explain to you... I'm not in the jail, just say like that. Tomorrow I will say."
A spokesman for the ATP on site in Madrid said: "We can only confirm there was an incident and we are gathering information."

TA official Todd Woodbridge, a former Australian Davis Cup player, said there was little he could add at this stage but confirmed that, to his knowledge, an incident had taken place.
"What's important for us at Tennis Australia is that this allegation is thrown toward John, his dad, and not to Bernard," Woodbridge, TA's head of men's tennis, told 3AW radio.

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