Bernard Tomic pulls out of Australian Open warm-up match after two weeks in hotel room quarantine with his OnlyFans girlfriend – before posting infuriating clip on Instagram
- Bernard Tomic has withdrawn from the Melbourne Summer Series due to injury
- Tomic was set to play fellow Australian Marc Polmans in the first round
- He quarantined for two weeks in hotel with OnlyFans girlfriend Vanessa Sierra
Bernard Tomic’s prospects of another deep Australian Open run have suffered a major blow, with the former Davis Cup star withdrawing from the Melbourne Summer Series.
Tomic was to have played fellow Australian Marc Polmans in the first round of the Murray River Open on Monday night but pulled the pin, citing a knee injury.
The one-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist posted three gruelling wins in the Middle East heat last month to be the only one of 20 Australian hopefuls to successfully qualify for the Open in Doha.
Bernard Tomic (pictured) has withdrawn from the Melbourne Summer Series due to an unspecified injury
The tennis player (pictured left) and his OnlyFans girlfriend Vanessa Sierra (pictured right) were quarantining together after flying back from qualifiers in Doha
But two weeks in Tennis Australia’s Melbourne Park quarantine training bubble seemingly haven’t helped Tomic to sufficiently prepare for his only Open warm-up event.
Tomic and his OnlyFans girlfriend Vanessa Sierra – who he has since claimed is his new tennis coach – were quarantining together after flying back from qualifiers in Doha, Qatar.
His girlfriend, 26, recently made headlines for complaining about having to wash her own hair while in mandatory hotel quarantine.
During their first few days in quarantine, Vanessa also claimed she and Bernard were spending $200 a day on Uber Eats as hotel quarantine was a ‘hit or miss’ and didn’t always meet their dietary preferences and requirements.
She also claimed she did not have access to a hairdresser.
Hours before pulling out of the warm-up match, Tomic posted an infuriating video to his Instagram showing him playing basketball at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Melbourne.
‘Ball or tennis,’ Tomic taunted, before showing off his dribbling skills and moving around freely on the outdoor basketball court.
Hours before pulling out with a ‘knee injury’, Tomic shared an infuriating clip to Instagram showing him playing basketball
Sierra (pictured) recently made headlines for complaining about having to wash her own hair while in mandatory hotel quarantine and has since apologised
Now ranked 229th, the one-time world No.17 has a big opportunity to climb back into the top 150 with a decent showing at the season’s first grand slam starting next week.
Tomic, who has made the last 16 of his home major three times, has no rankings points to defend after bombing out in the first round of qualifying last year.
Tomic’s scratching also cruels any chance of a spicy second-round Murray Open showdown with countryman Nick Kyrgios.
Harry Bouchier has replaced Tomic in the Murray Open draw, meaning Polmans’ match still an all-Australian affair.
Tomic was supposed to play fellow Australian Marc Polmans in the first round of the Murray River Open on Monday night but will be replaced by Harry Bouchier