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No, Bernard Tomic hasn't gone and done a Richard Gasquet, but he does have some pretty undesirable friends. Nine News is reporting that police want to speak to Tomic in regards to a Gold Coast penthouse party that four girls claim to have seen him at. The teenage girls were supplied with liquor and cocaine was available at the party.
The party was at the penthouse of accused drug supplier and nightclub owner Jamie Pickering, whose nightclub Sin City is where Tomic celebrated his birthday. Tomic has also been seeing driving Pickering's yellow Ferrari. Pickering has been charged with supplying drugs to minors as part of a major Gold Coast drug bust.
Bernard Tomic wore this jacket today. pic.twitter.com/Rfu1x0Rek6— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) May 27, 2014
Bernard Tomic compounded his straight set loss to Richard Gasquet by wearing this jacket to his press conference. News.com.au summed it up best when they asked who wore it better:
First Justin Bieber, now Bernard Tomic. Eugenie Bouchard sure attracts a lot of controversial men! After Bieber tweeted Genie good luck before today's semi-final, Tomic turned up in his usual backwards cap and giant sunglasses to support her. Thankfully, Genie showed she has plenty of straight-laced support too when Milos Raonic sat in her box as well. That's one popular players' box!
Raonic and Tomic may support the same player but they didn't look like BFFs out there - they left one very empty seat between them! Tomic's crutches were present too, just in case anyone was still doubting his injury, (hint: they're not).
Unfortunately for Genie, all that extra support couldn't get her into the final as she fell in Li Na in straight sets.
The Hopman Cup has kicked off, Brisbane Tennis starts tomorrow and Sydney and Hobart begin next week. It's a pretty exciting time to be in Australia; currently Genie Bouchard is on my TV chatting about how she loves the modelling side of pro tennis but will be careful she only chooses the right projects, (so no Playboy then, hopefully).
Sharapova has been in Brisbane with her boy, Grigor Dimitrov, and new coach. Meanwhile, the less famous tennis couple Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek are taking to the court to play doubles together in Perth as we speak. Bernard Tomic has apparently being training hard, no doubt he will do well in Australia and the media hype will once again go completely overboard, (it's really annoying). And Ash Barty just saved five match points to qualify for Brisbane.
There has been some news on the new balls in play for 2013. Apparently they don't fluff up and therefore do not take to spin as well. However, they're playing fast which might give the impression the courts have become quicker. It'll be interesting to see how the top players take to the faster speeds; I'm sure Roger Federer and Andy Murray will both be happy.
Enjoy the tennis, I'll have more updates for you this week!
Next time Bernard Tomic loses early in a Slam, perhaps people will stop blaming his father situation and instead have a think about whether the Aussie actually likes tennis. Judging by the video above, where he is supposedly supporting his teammate in Davis Cup, we have some very clear evidence that tennis isn't really his thing!
Andre Agassi started out the same way - he had a crazy father and didn't like tennis, so there's hope for Bernie yet. But honestly, if that was my mate on the sideline, I wouldn't be too impressed.