MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt said on Thursday he had received physical threats from compatriot Bernard Tomic, leading him to cut ties with the player and ban him from the Davis Cup team.
Twice Grand Slam champion Hewitt, 37, told reporters at the Australian Open that Tomic had made several threats against him and his family, including blackmail, over the past 18 months.
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“The threats that I’ve received for me and my family that I’ve had for a year and a half now, I don’t think anyone would reach out to a person who speaks like that,” Hewitt said at Melbourne Park.
“For me, it was the abuse I copped from him at the end. I drew a line in the sand and I haven’t spoken to him since. He won’t play Davis Cup while...
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