The latest twist in the Tomic saga is that Bernard has asked an umpire – Cedric Mourier – in Miami to eject his father John. He also asked the umpire to give his dad a coaching violation and then thanked him when the umpire complied.
This unusual action from Bernard came after a series of negative reactions John had as he watched Bernie losing to David Ferrer.
Tomic told the umpire, “He’s annoying – I know he’s my father – but he’s annoying me. I want him to leave but how’s that possible?”
Mourier replied: “If you tell him to leave.”
Tomic then replied, “It’s not gonna happen. If you see him, tell him to be quiet.”
After the match Bernard tried to play it down. “There’s no problem, I just wanted my racquets restrung. There’s nothing in it.”