Thomas Drouet, the training partner of ATP player Bernard Tomic, has accused the players father of assault.
John Tomic is due to face charges in Madrid on May 14.
It is alleged the incident happened at an airport when Tomic senior spat in the Frenchman’s face and then head-butted him.
Drouet said John Tomic, who acts as his son’s coach, had treated him like a dog.
It is not the first time Tomic has been in the news. At the 2012 Miami Masters his son asked the umpire to eject his father from the crowd during one of his matches.
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2International news | euronews, latest international news
- 3Most Istanbul blast victims ‘were German’, says Turkey
- 4Madrid to appeal Catalan road to independence from Spain
- 5Thousands in Bucharest blame corruption for Friday’s nightclub blaze
- 6Partnering to grow Europe
- 7Moldova: protesters storm Parliament
- 8Hope vs harsh reality: challenges to global education goals in the 21st century
- 9Extras : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 10Norway sends Syrian refugees back to Russia
- 11Merroussis clinches the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon
- 12‘National’ funeral for Celine Dion’s husband ‘over the top’
- 13Jorge Lorenzo clinches his third MotoGP title in Valencia
- 14Special Reports : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 15Benzema questioned in French sex tape case
- 16latest Learning World - All Programmes | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 17Paris: “I would rather see my brother in prison than in a cemetery”
- 18Brussels remains on high alert: ‘multiple operations underway’ across Belgium
- 19International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 20account : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
Wires > Sport
- 21:14 CET Olympic medals prospect Kenya causes stir in weighing Zika and Rio
- 21:04 CET Russia captain Shirokov joins CSKA Moscow
- 20:34 CET Real’s Marcelo to miss Roma trip after shoulder injury
- 20:32 CET Beaumont junior retained in England squad to face Italy
- 19:29 CET Juventus’s Chiellini out for 20 days with torn muscle
- 19:21 CET Espanyol keeper Arla sidelined, reprieve for coach
- 19:12 CET Olympic medals prospect Kenya causes stir in weighing Zika and Rio
- 18:37 CET Sri Lanka pacemen hand India five-wicket T20 defeat