Tennis-Tomic sentenced to eight months but won't serve jail time

MADRID, Sept 6 Fri Sep 6, 2013 12:40pm BST

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MADRID, Sept 6 (Reuters) - John Tomic, father and coach of Australian world number 52 Bernard, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after he beat up his son's practice partner in a Madrid street in May, a court said on Friday.

But the 49-year-old, who said he acted in self-defence when he butted Thomas Drouet in the face and broke his nose, will not have to serve jail time as his sentence is less than two years, a court official said. (Reporting by Iain Rogers editing by Tony Jimenez)

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