THAILAND OPEN 2012
Tomic, Raonic Pack A Punch In Bangkok
by ATP Staff|
Tomic admitted it was his first time learning the national sport, and joked before his lesson with Muay Thai welterweight champion Buakaw Banchamek, “Is the ambulance here?” He also asked, “They’re not going to hit me or anything, right?”
“No, they won’t, but you’re going to hit him,” the MC told the Australian. “Don’t hit him hard because he will hit you harder. I’m just kidding.”
Tomic and Raonic were given a brief lesson on how to kick before trying their newly acquired skills against the seasoned veterans.
Raonic tweeted afterwards, “Enjoyed a Muay Thai lesson today. Thankful I didn’t get beat up!”