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JOHN Tomic’s tennis exile is over.

Tomic’s 12-month suspension because of his assault on Frenchman Thomas Drouet in Madrid a year ago has expired.

Convicted for occasioning bodily harm by a Spanish court, Tomic can now apply to access ATP World Tour accreditation, hospitality and transportation services.

It is not yet known if international tennis’ most notorious figure will be allowed to enter the grounds at the season’s three remaining grand slam events — the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

Typically, the grand slams and the respective tours — ATP (men) and WTA Tour (women) — support each other’s sanctions.

Tomic will formally return to the circuit at a crucial time for his wallowing son, Bernard, who has slipped to No.83 in the world and remains winless since the Sydney semi-finals in early January.

Since then, Tomic controversially retired after only set against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, lost in world record time (28 minutes) in Miami and failed to qualify in Madrid after recovering from hip surgery.

While Tomic Sr was given a suspended sentence for the headbutt that left Drouet with a broken nose and nursing vertebrae damage, civil court action is still impending.

It is understood Drouet is seeking unspecified damages for medical costs and other issues associated with the brutal attack.

 

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How is he "free to get back" if he has to apply to the ATP to access its tournaments? Hope they at least put him on probation and a short leash with any violations resulting in a life-time ban. The worst kind of Daddy Dearest.

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JOHN Tomic’s tennis exile is over.

Tomic’s 12-month suspension because of his assault on Frenchman Thomas Drouet in Madrid a year ago has expired.

Convicted for occasioning bodily harm by a Spanish court, Tomic can now apply to access ATP World Tour accreditation, hospitality and transportation services.
Ugh. I hope the ATP denies any applications he puts in.
 
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