13 Jun 2013

John Tomic watches his son get beaten at Queen's

5:54 am on 13 June 2013

Australian John Tomic was allowed into Queen's Club in London to see his son Bernard play, but he won't be going back as junior was beaten in the first round of the grass court tennis tournament.

Despite his tour credentials still being suspended pending an assault charge, John Tomic was allowed to watch on as Bernard fell in three sets to German Benjamin Becker.

John Tomic, who is also his son's coach, was given permission by Queen's officials to attend the event as a spectator, despite being banned from doing so at the French Open a fortnight ago.

With the ATP leaving it up to individual tournaments to determine whether or not to ban him from attending as a ticket-holder, officials decided he would be treated like any other member of the public, providing he was on his best behaviour.

The coach had his credentials suspended in May after he was charged with assaulting his son's former training partner, Frenchman Thomas Drouet, during the Madrid Masters.