Although Bernard Tomic is going through a turbulent period in his personal life, including a recent arrest in Miami for trespassing and resisting an officer, the Aussie talent managed to successfully retain his Bogota title in the Sunday final.
Tomic, now undefeated with a 9-0 in Bogota, beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the final. He took home $124,325 and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points for his efforts.
“It’s been a very good year,” said Tomic. “I started at No. 70 (in the Emirates ATP Rankings) and am now close to No. 20. It’s been a good seven months. I’ll try to play well the next three months and have the chance to be in the Top 15.
“Every title you remember. I’m very happy to have won my third title and to defend it here was amazing. I’m really happy with myself… This is my most consistent year.”
Tomic’s title win comes on the heels of an arrest in Miami following an alleged altercation with Miami Beach hotel staff and police. The 22-year-old appeared to be a disturbance as he blasted loud music from his hotel room in W South Beach. Following several noise complaints, Tomic was arrested after allegedly being aggressive towards hotel security and was forced to leave his penthouse room.
Following his release, Tomic apologized for the disturbance and took responsibility for his actions.