12 May 2013

Tomic to miss Rome Masters

11:26 am on 12 May 2013

The Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has pulled out of next week's Rome Masters as his father fights an assault charge in a Spanish court.

Tomic, the ATP's number 53, was missing from Saturday's draw for the crucial French Open warm-up which starts on Monday in the Italian capital.

On Tuesday, John Tomic is due to appear again at a Madrid court facing charges of assaulting his son's practice partner in the Spanish capital last week.

He denies the charges.

Tomic senior has since had his ATP tournament credentials suspended in the aftermath of the allegations.