Bernard Tomic’s boorish ‘balls’ outburst nets him $10,000 fine
Australian tennis-playing bad boy Bernard Tomic’s mouth continues to cause him trouble. And his outrageous meltdown at the expense of a heckler during his match at the U.S. Open earlier this week has netted him a $10,000 fine from the ITF.
During his first-round loss to unseeded Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, Tomic was caught making incredibly inappropriate comments. Among his retorts to a heckler were “I will put my balls in your mouth” and “I will give you some money to make you feel good,” among other unsavory comments (video here).
Suffice to say, odds are good Tonic is a big fan of the catchphrase from Louie, a character from the classic comedy sketch show “The State”: “I wanna dip my balls in it!”
Umpire Cedric Mourier ultimately had no choice but to intervene.
“He was saying some s–t,” Tomic explained to Mourier. The umpire responded, “It’s better you go through me than try to solve it by yourself.”
Tomic defended his antics after the loss, arguing that the heckler was “baiting” him.
David Drysdale, Tomic’s manager, also offered his take on the situation.
“The guy was at him all the way through the first set, calling Bernie a p—y and telling Bernie to go and have a cry with his little p—y girlfriend.”
In any event, the ITF won’t tolerate inappropriate balls comments from players, especially when it involves balls in the player’s shorts, not ones of the tennis variety.