John Tomic, the father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, holding it barbaric methods after to make. Successful tennis player of his son That says Thomas Drouet, the former training partner of French Tomic junior, in a diary that he kept for seven months.
Drouet says in the diary Tomic father his son once in the leg with an air rifle, which he had bought in a supermarket. "To test his manhood," was the motivation. Another time got son Tomic and physical trainer Salvador Sosa's advice to chairs to spend the night, instead of a hotel booking. Overnight at the airport "It had to be done to save money," said Drouet.
Sosa confirms the stories and points out that his son John Tomic continuously put under immense mental pressure, both on and off the tennis court. "I have often worked with parents and their children," says Sosa. "For me, that means a constant challenge, because usually there is a symbiosis between parents and child. At the Tomic family is, however, a very brutal symbiosis. I suspect Tomic father (who has Croatian roots, ed) heavily drawn from the Balkan war has come. That is probably the reason for the harsh treatment of his son. "
John Tomic has in Madrid Thomas Drouet, the sparring partner of his son, beaten and given a head butt in May. The French tennis player sustained a broken nose. Father Tomic was then denied access to the grand slam tournament of Roland Garros.