17 Jul 2015

Top Australian tennis player arrested

8:18 am on 17 July 2015

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has been arrested in Miami after refusing police requests to leave a $10,000 per night hotel penthouse.

Authorities said Tomic pointed his finger aggressively at hotel security officers and dismissed police officers' requests to leave after complaints of loud music and early morning partying.

The 22-year-old, who is Australia's top-ranked but trouble-prone tennis player, has been charged with failing to comply with police instructions and trespassing.

Hotel security officers went to the penthouse three times in an attempt to end the noise and, according to witnesses, Tomic closed the door on the officers.

Bernard Tomic has been arrested in Miami.

Troubled Australian tennis number one Bernard Tomic Photo: Photosport

Tomic, who had friends in the penthouse, "pointed his finger aggressively towards the hotel security officers and continued to play loud music", according to the police report.

When police arrived they allegedly told him he was being evicted from the hotel and gave him a trespass warning.

He was told several times if he did not pack his belongings and leave he would be arrested for trespassing, police said.

It continues a tumultuous fortnight for Tomic, who was kicked off Australia's Davis Cup team for a tirade against Tennis Australia at Wimbledon and was knocked out in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island earlier this week.