Troubled star Bernard Tomic says he doesn’t plan to make peace with Tennis Australia any time soon, but he insists he’s not at war with Pat Rafter.
Tomic hit worldwide headlines this week when he was arrested in Miami after failing to follow police orders to leave his $A9000-a-night penthouse.
The 22-year-old was charged with trespass and resisting a police officer without violence, but he has since been released on bail.
Rafter says Tomic probably hit rock bottom after the arrest, and he hopes the world No.25 can turn his life around soon.
Tomic was originally scheduled to be in Darwin this week to compete in Australia’s Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan.
But he was dumped from the team when he launched a verbal tirade against TA boss Craig Tiley and director of player performance Rafter.
With Tomic unavailable, Australia lost their opening two rubbers, meaning they had to win the remaining three matches in order to book a spot in the semi-finals.
TA vowed to reach out to Tomic after learning of the young star’s arrest.
But Tomic says he needs more time before the peace process can begin.
“Things aren’t good,” Tomic told 9NEWS in Miami when asked about his relationship with TA.
“It’s tough. They have some stuff they did.
“It’s no good. I don’t think I’ll be talking to them anytime soon.”
Just over two weeks ago, Tomic described Rafter as a “mask” for TA.
But he doesn’t hold ill feelings towards the Australian tennis great.
“I’m not in a fight with him. He’s a nice guy,” Tomic said.
“Everyone thinks we’re in a fight, but we’re not. We’re cool. I’m in a fight with Tennis Australia.”
Tomic has been plagued by controversy throughout his short career.
But he said his latest brush with the law was nothing more than an unfortunate incident.
Tomic allegedly failed to comply with orders to turn down loud music and leave his hotel after a night of partying.
The rising star claims he was asleep when the first few complaints were made.
“I don’t see it as trouble. It was just misfortunate what happened,” Tomic said.