GOLD Coast bad boy Bernard Tomic has spoken out following his latest off-court indiscretion.
The troubled tennis star has denied he’s fighting with former Grand Slam champion Pat Rafter in his role as Director of Player Performance with Tennis Australia, insisting his battle is with the governing body.
Just a day after he was arrested at a luxury Miami hotel, Tomic has told Channel Nine Rafter is a ‘good guy’.
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“I don’t have anything to say to him, he’s a nice guy,” the 22-year-old said from the driver’s seat of an Audi convertible.
“Everyone thinks we’re in a fight but we’re not, we’re good.”
“I’m in a fight with Tennis Australia,” he clarified. “It’s no good. I don’t think I’ll be talking to them anytime soon.”
The relationship between Tomic and TA soured last month when the former Queen’s Club junior went on a rant about the lack of support show towards him following surgery last year.
It resulted in him being dropped from Australia’s Davis Cup team, which is playing Kazakhstan in Darwin this weekend.
It means Tomic has some time off and it seems he’s spending it in the US party hub of Miami.
Tomic this week spent a few hours in lock up, charged with resisting a police officer without violence and trespassing.
“I would like to apologise for what happened, we all know what happened,” he told reporters outside his hotel.
“It was very disappointing, I took the blame for it in the end.”