Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has caused outrage at the US Open after going on a foul mouth rant that culminated in the star telling a member of the crowd to 'suck my balls'.
According to the Sun, the altercation began in the opening set of Tomic's first round match against Damir Dzumhur in New York, after the Australian turned to a spectator he believed had made a disturbance during his opponent's service game.
The on-court microphones at Flushing Meadows picked up the exchange that caused Dzumhur to stop his service motion, with Tomic saying: "Suck my balls. I will put my balls in your mouth."
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After another failed serve just moments later, he continued to take out his frustrations on the crowd and went on to say: "I will give you some money to make you feel good, peasant."
After his colourful comments became apparent, Tomic had to report to umpire Cedric Mourier to explain his actions, and the tennis star simply told Mourier that the altercation began when someone started 'saying s***' to him.
The number-17 seed continued to complain to the umpire during the changeover but was told that the official was powerless to stop the spectator from cheering as long as he did not cause a disturbance.
The exchange spiced up what was an otherwise tame opening round clash at Flushing Meadows, and it appeared that the 23-year-old never really recovered from the encounter with the fan, losing 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 to his Bosnian opponent.
You can see the incident in the below videos.
Tomic was left disappointed after crashing out of the US Open after just one match, and may also face a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct to add to his disappointment.
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