Bernard Tomic gets into argument with girlfriend mid-match: 'You tested positive...'

Tomic thought he contracted COVID and had some questions for his girlfriend before retiring in Little Rock.

by Dzevad Mesic
Bernard Tomic gets into argument with girlfriend mid-match: 'You tested positive...'
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Bernard Tomic got into an argument with his girlfriend Keely Hannah in the middle of his Little Rock Challenger match as the Australian tennis star seemingly suspected his girlfriend had something to do with him feeling unwell on the court. 

Tomic, a former world No. 17, was playing against Yuta Shimizu in the Little Rock Challenger second round when he retired due to "a suspected COVID." 

But before Tomic retired from the match due to a pretty bizarre reason, he apparently got into an argument with his girlfriend, who was sitting in the stands. Apparently, Tomic's girlfriend Hannah recently had a positive COVID test and the four-time ATP champion had some questions for her. 

“Bernard and his girlfriend just continuing to argue,” the ATP Challengers commentator said.

“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.”

Bernard Tomic and Keely Hannah
Bernard Tomic and Keely Hannah© Keely Hannah - Facebook

Tomic retired the match after arguing with his girlfriend 

During the first set, Tomic was missing shots and not looking particularly great - and Shimizu took the full advantage to easily win the opener with a 6-1 scoreline. And after getting checked by the doctor - claiming he may have been dealing with COVID - and losing the first set easily, Tomic decided that was it for the day. 

“All right, that does it. So, retiring due to illness is Bernard Tomic,” the commentator said.

“Well, that’s a very awkward way to end, and a rather ‘Bernie’ way to end, isn’t it? Tough way to go out.

“Tomic now, we’ll see if he’s able to recover. And again, how the heck did he win that match a couple of days ago?”

Moments after Tomic retired, Hannah stood up and left her seat.

Currently, Tomic is ranked at No. 247 in the world and he has only competed on the Challenger and ITF level tournaments this year.

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