Eight-month jail sentence for Bernard Tomic's father John

He will not serve jail time, however, as the sentence is less than two years and he has no previous convictions in Spain, the source added.

updated: September 06, 2013 19:25 IST
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Madrid: A Spanish judge handed an eight-month jail sentence to John Tomic, father of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, for headbutting his son's French training partner, a court said on Friday.

John Tomic was sentenced for the assault outside a Madrid hotel in May, in which he broke Thomas Drouet's nose and knocked him out, the court said in a written judgement.

"I sentence the accused Ivica Tomic as the author of a crime of bodily harm... to a penalty of eight months' prison," wrote judge Jacobo Vigil Levi in a ruling, referring to the Bosnian-born defendant, 49, by his official name.

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