Tomic not ready to mend fences with Tennis Australia

Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:03am EDT
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(Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has swatted aside offers of help from Australian tennis officials following his arrest in Miami after a noisy hotel room party.

The controversial world number 25 was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest earlier this week after security guards were called to his room following multiple noise complaints.

The incident followed his expulsion from the Davis Cup team after his public tirade against senior Tennis Australia (TA) officials at Wimbledon.

Following the arrest, Davis Cup captain Wally Masur said he would reach out to the troubled 22-year-old, while TA high performance chief Pat Rafter told local media he hoped the player would return to the national fold.

Tomic apologized on American television for the "disturbance" he had caused, but told Australia's Channel Nine he had no plans to make peace with his country's tennis administration.

"Things aren't good," he told the broadcaster in a video posted on its news website ( on Saturday.

"It's tough, they have some things they did.

"It's no good. I don't think I'll be talking to them anytime soon."

Tomic has previously been dumped from the Davis Cup team for attitude problems and criticized by former players and pundits for "tanking", or giving up, during matches.   Continued...

Bernard Tomic of Australia hits a shot during his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 3, 2015.            REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett