Bernard Tomic sparks controversy with foul-mouthed rant at US Open spectator

London: ani, Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has sparked yet another controversy with a foul-mouthed rant against a US Open spectator during his first-round loss at Flushing Meadows in New York.

The 23-year-old maverick was beaten 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/0) to Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia on the old Grandstand court.
During the first set, a visibly frustrated Tomic was heard on the courtside microphones telling the animated spectator in the background to in your mouth” before adding, “I will give you some money to make you feel good,” the Guardian reported.
After the match ended, a composed Tomic apologised for his distasteful comments but claimed that he was provoked by the heckler, who said ‘negative stuff’ in his mother tongue (Serbian-Croatian). However, the microphone didn’t pick up what the heckler had said.
Tomic, the son of a Croatian father and Bosnian mother, had immigrated to Australia when he was a boy.
Known for making controversial remarks, Tomic could face a fine for his unsportsmanlike conduct.
Earlier at Wimbledon, he was forced to apologise for using the word ‘retard’ in a press conference. He was also widely criticised for turning his racquet the wrong way to face a match point against Fabio Fognini at the Madrid Open in May.