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Bernard Tomic arrested over loud hotel music in Miami

SYDNEY -- Bernard Tomic was supposed to be playing Davis Cup for Australia on Friday.

Instead, news emerged that Tomic, suspended from the match for his critical comments of Tennis Australia and performance director Pat Rafter, had been arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, earlier in the week.

Tomic, who before his feud with Rafter was set to play in the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan, was allegedly contacted three times over loud music after other guests at a Miami Beach hotel complained about loud music.

A Miami police report stated that Tomic "pointed his finger aggressively towards the hotel security officers and continued to play loud music," prompting them to call the police.

Tomic, 22, was charged with resisting arrest and trespassing after refusing to leave his room. Australian media quoted other police officials as saying Tomic could face jail time.

Tomic told a Sydney radio station Friday that he did not hear earlier knocks on the door, and that the incident was "definitely" his fault.

Rafter told Australian media on Friday that he felt Tomic had hit "rock bottom."

It's not Tomic's first issues with police.

In 2013 he had his drivers' license taken away after he was caught speeding on the Gold Coast near Brisbane a second time. A year earlier, he was placed under police investigation after an alleged brawl in a Gold Coast apartment spa.

Tomic's father and coach, John Tomic Sr., was given an eight-month suspended sentence and banned from the ATP tour for a year in September 2013 for assaulting his son's former hitting partner, Thomas Drouet.

At Wimbledon this year, Tomic, after reading Rafter's earlier comments critical of him, complained at a postmatch press conference about lack of support when he was injured. He claimed he was made to pay for practice balls and courts and directly criticized other Tennis Australia officials. The remarks led to his Davis Cup suspension.

Australia dropped its opening Davis Cup singles match Friday against Kazakhstan.