ATP Tour

Tomic arrested after hotel party

2015-07-16 21:09
Bernard Tomic (AFP)

Miami - Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic is facing resisting arrest charges after Miami Beach police say he refused to turn down the music at a hotel penthouse party.

The fiery 22-year-old, already at odds with Tennis Australia, was arrested early Wednesday morning after police were called to the chic W Hotel after multiple results of a raucous party in Tomic's rooms.

According to the arrest affidavit, witnesses said Tomic closed the door on security guards - pointing at them as the party continued.

When police arrived and attempted to evict him, guests of the player departed while Tomic verbally and physically disobeyed the officers, authorities said.

He was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting an officer without violence.

He was eventually released on $2 000 bail.

Detective Vivian Thayer of the Miami Beach police said it was not unusual for young athletes and entertainers drawn to the city known for its nightlife to find themselves in hot water with authorities.

"Sometimes they just don't make the best decisions," she said.

Tomic, ranked 25th in the world, was toppled in the first round of the ATP grass court tournament in Newport, Rhode Island, on Monday.

He took a wild card into the tournament after he was dumped from the Australian team for this week's Davis cup tie against Kazakhstan for what Tennis Australia called "disparaging and disrespectful comments."

Tomic had lashed out at player turned tennis official Pat Rafter in a post-match Wimbledon news conference, calling the Australian federation penny-pinching.

Tomic had a further beef with the federation after TA sent out a press release saying Tomic was to play in the "Hall of Shame Tennis Championships" in Newport - where the tournament is called the "Hall of Fame Championships".

The federation insisted it was a clerical error.

Read more on:    atp tour  |  bernard tomic  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.