Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has responded to the frightening video of him that has circulated on social media in recent days.
Undated footage that emerged on Friday appeared to show the former world No.17 being kicked and stomped on by two males in a brutal attack.
One of the aggressors could be heard yelling profanities while the helpless man on the ground held his hands up to defend himself.
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Taking to Instagram on Saturday night, Tomic confirmed it was him in the video, but stressed that it occurred “years ago”.
“Hello everyone, hope everyone is doing well,” Tomic said.
“I’m here in Istanbul, Turkey, flying to USA and I haven’t been on Instagram for a couple of months and I thought I would jump on and talk about this video that has been circulating.
“It’s so funny because that happened five or six years ago. So, I have no idea why this is all going on now.
“But I hope everyone is doing well and, yeah, peace.”
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Bernard Tomic in the clip. Credit: Twitter
The footage in which Tomic was attacked is believed to have been taken outside a Gold Coast tattoo parlour.
The 17-second clip also includes profanity-laced verbal abuse towards Tomic, with one man asking “you want to f*** with me?”.
The video ends with the tennis player being told to get up as one man attempts to grab him by the jumper.
7NEWS understands Queensland Police have not received a complaint about an alleged assault.
The former Wimbledon quarter-finalist currently sits just inside the top 300 players in the world, 292nd on the ATP rankings.
He has not made an appearance at a grand slam since the 2021 Australian Open but remains active in Challenger and ITF tournaments.
The 30-year-old was in Istanbul for a tournament where he was narrowly beaten in the second round as Nick Hardt saved a match point and triumphed 6-2 3-6 7-6 (8-6).
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