Continued from page 2

The doctor, Martin Clark, specified it was an adductor longus tear, which should heal in one to three weeks.

“Had he played on, it could have been a three- to four-month injury,” said Clark. “The scan is entirely consistent with his symptoms yesterday and completely vindicate his coming off.”

Former Australian player, coach and now television commentator Darren Cahill said the crowd’s reaction Tuesday was a sign of built-up frustration over Tomic.

“It’s a little bit like the boy who cried wolf,” Cahill said on ESPN.