Tomic beats Querrey at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — Bernard Tomic, Australia’s most promising player whose father has been barred from tour tournaments because of an assault case, defeated 21st-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States in five sets Tuesday to reach the second round of Wimbledon.
The 20-year-old Tomic won 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 after resisting Querrey’s flurry of 36 aces.
Tomic’s father and coach, John Tomic, has been barred from attending Wimbledon even as a paying spectator, after also being banned from attending the French Open.
John Tomic has been charged in Spain with assaulting his son’s hitting partner before the Madrid Open.
A Madrid court has postponed John Tomic’s case until October. He is accused of headbutting Thomas Drouet near their hotel before the Madrid tournament.