Tomic's shocking mid-match COVID-19 claim

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Bernard Tomic has made the chaotic mid-match assertion that helium volition soon trial affirmative for COVID-19 - portion criticising the investigating protocols successful spot for the Australian Open qualifiers.

Tomic mislaid his qualifier 6-1 6-4 to Russia's Roman Safiullin astatine Melbourne's Kia Arena today.

A frustrated Tomic vented to the seat umpire successful betwixt games successful the 2nd set.

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"I'm sure, successful the adjacent 2 days, I volition trial positive," the 29-year-old Australian said.

Bernard Tomic chopped a frustrated fig connected the sidelines during his lucifer against Russia's Roman Safiullin (Getty)

"I'm telling you, I'm telling you. I volition bargain you meal if I don't trial affirmative successful 3 days.

"Otherwise you bargain maine dinner. I cannot judge cipher is getting tested.

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"They are allowing players to travel connected the tribunal with accelerated tests successful their room. No authoritative PCR (polymerase concatenation reaction) testing, unbelievable."

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However, a Tennis Australia spokesperson disputed Tomic's claims, telling Wide World of Sports that each subordinate was PCR tested earlier the tourney started - and required a antagonistic effect to compete.

The spokesperson besides said players received regular accelerated antigen tests.

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