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Footage shows tennis star Bernard Tomic violently attacked by two thugs in terrifying ordeal


Harrowing footage has surfaced of Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic being beaten up by two men.

The 16-second clip shows Tomic on the floor outside a Tattoo parlour, desperately trying to protect his face with his hands as the two thugs responsible, attack him with a series of kicks and punches.

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Tomic’s world ranking rose to as high as No 17 at the start of his tennis careerCredit: Getty
Tomic is cornered as the two attackers close in

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Tomic is cornered as the two attackers close inCredit: X, formerly Twitter
Tomic does his best to protect his face and body from the onslaught

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Tomic does his best to protect his face and body from the onslaughtCredit: X, formerly Twitter

It is unclear why Tomic was targeted and who the attackers were but the tennis star appears to be in immediate danger in the clip.

One of the men in question – seen wearing the grey tracksuit – says to Tomic ‘get up you dog’ but his attempt to get Tomic to his feet fails.

Australian broadcaster Channel 10 reported the incident took place on the Gold Coast but no news of when it happened has surfaced.

Meanwhile, Queensland Police say they are aware of the video but are unable to investigate because a formal complaint had not yet been made.

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“No one has been able to get confirmation on when it happened,” the police spokesperson said of the incident that took place in Surfers Paradise.

Tomic had recently returned from Turkey after competing in a challenger event in Istanbul, losing in the round of 16 to Nick Hardt of the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

The Australian won two junior Grand Slam singles titles at the start of his career followed by four ATP titles and reached the quarter-final stage at Wimbledon.

One attacker weighs in with a host of kicks to Tomic's face

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One attacker weighs in with a host of kicks to Tomic’s faceCredit: X, formerly Twitter
One of the thugs tried to pull the tennis star to his feet

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One of the thugs tried to pull the tennis star to his feetCredit: X, formerly Twitter
Tomic pleads for the attack to stop

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Tomic pleads for the attack to stopCredit: X, formerly Twitter

This earned him No 17 world ranking but his stock dropped as low as 825 in the world last year and is currently aiming to reignite his career in a number of lower-ranked tournaments.





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