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Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic retired midway from an ATP Challengers event  match after getting into an argument with his girlfriend.  Tomic has not played a grand slam since the 2021 Australian Open and had played Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2011 and three fourth round appearances at the Australian Open.

Tomic, now world no. 247, has been active on the Challengers circuit to improve his ranking for playing the grand slams.   But the 31-year-old was involved in a bizarre incident which cost his match against Japan’s World No. 265 Yuta Shimizu at the Little Rock Open in Arkansas. 

Tomic quits mid-match after bizarre fight with girlfriend

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After losing the first set 6-1, Tomic seemed out of sorts as he  complained of illness during the match and requested for a doctor.  But as no doctor was available he continue with match only before getting in an argument with his girlfriend. Tomic's partner,  Keely Hannah, was sitting in the stands and the couple were spotted fighting about how he got sick.

Bernard and his girlfriend just continuing to argue: ATP commentator

Describing the incident,  ATP Challengers commentator said,  “Bernard and his girlfriend just continuing to argue.  The long and short of it, Bernie saying, ‘You tested positive for Covid today’, girlfriend saying, ‘No, that was two weeks ago’.  I did not anticipate having to commentate a couple’s quarrel here — but here we are.  Either way, uncomfortable for all the fans here, who are just wanting to see a little bit of tennis tonight, but I don’t know that they’re going to get it.”