John Tomic watches Bernard at Queen's Club

by: Matt Cronin | June 12, 2013

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John Tomic attends his son Bernard’s match at Queen’s Club yesterday, even though the ATP has taken away his coaching credential.

John Tomic, who is facing charges in Madrid for allegedly assaulting Bernard’s hitting partner Thomas Drouet, was allowed to but  a ticket and watch  his son as a spectator. John Tomic was not allowed to attend Roland Garros under any circumstances, but the British press reported that he negotiated with Queen's Club officials and they allowed him entry on the condition that he behave himself.

The ATP told The Independent that it is up to each individual tournament to decide whether or not  someone whose credential has been rescinded can buy a ticket to gain entry to an event.

Bernard Tomic, who took a 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) loss to Benjamin Becker on Tuesday, said he wasn’t aware that his father was there, even though his father is continuing to coach him.

“I hadn’t spotted him,” Bernard Tomic told reporters. “It was 50-50 whether he was going to come. It wasn’t really something I was focusing on.”
 

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