Tomic father sentenced

John Tomic, father and coach of Australian tennis world number 52 Bernard Tomic, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after he assaulted his son's practice partner in a Madrid street in May, a Spanish court said on Friday.

The 49-year-old, who said he acted in self-defence when he head-butted Thomas Drouet in the face and broke his nose, would not have to serve jail time, however, as his sentence was less than two years, a court official said. "In Spain nobody goes to jail unless their sentence is at least two years," the official said. Tomic, who was also ordered to pay costs, had five days  to appeal.

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