Woodbridge: Tomic likely to play French Open

by: Matt Cronin May 16, 2013

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Bernard Tomic is still likely to contest Roland Garros, Tennis Australia head of pro tennis Todd Woodbridge tells The Age. Bernard Tomic’s participation at the French Open was in doubt after he pulled out of Rome this week. Bernard’s father, John, is facing assault charges in Madrid.

''My understanding is that Bernard is practicing in Monte Carlo, so at this stage there is no change to what you have heard or read so far. I think the French Open is still on his schedule and, I'd expect that he would be there,'' said Woodbridge. ''It's been a difficult time for everybody, and Bernard not playing Rome may have been a reasonable thing in the end, to just give him some time to settle down, and then focus on the tennis…Bernie's fine … In some ways he's always been able to deal well with pressure.''

The Age also reports that Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova  has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, and needs to take a break of two to six months.

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