Bernard Tomic's father barred from all ATP tournaments

Tomic's dad barred
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Bernard Tomic's father and coach John is barred from all ATP tournaments until further notice because of assault charges in Madrid.

Bernard Tomic's father and coach John has been barred from all ATP tournaments until further notice as he faces charges of assaulting his son's practice partner.

John Tomic appeared in a Madrid court yesterday where he denied charges of assaulting Thomas Drouet shortly after their arrival in the Spanish capital where the Masters 1000 event taking place this week.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the ATP said: "Following last week's incident in Madrid concerning John Tomic, and the ensuing investigation, Mr Tomic's credential privileges have been suspended at all ATP tournaments until further notice.

"The ATP's investigation into this incident remains ongoing."

A second hearing has been scheduled for May 14.

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