Australian Open will uphold ban on John Tomic

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 /by
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Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley tells the Herald Sun that John Tomic, the father and coach of top-ranked Aussie Bernard Tomic, will be banned from the 2014 tournament.

John Tomic was found guilty of assaulting Bernard’s former hitting partner Thomas Drouet at the Madrid tournament in May. The ATP tour banned him for a year.

"The rule is he's not accredited and doesn't have permission to purchase a ticket,'' Tiley said. "The systems we have in place is that John or anyone else who's banned is not allowed on the grounds and the security personnel will take care of that appropriately.''

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