Sydney man under investigation after claiming he went to the Australian Open, without posting anything on his socials

TENNIS RACKET? A Bondi man is being questioned by police today after claiming he was among the crowd at the Australian Open tennis match between Alex de Minaur and Flavio Cobolli in Melbourne last night.

Friends of Zac Barrett raised the alarm after noticing no tennis related content on the 31 year old’s social media.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” says Detective Inspector Mark Harris from Rose Bay police.

“It’s highly unlikely Mr Barrett attended the event, without posting anything about it.”

“So far we’ve combed his Instagram posts, reels and stories, as well as his Facebook and Snapchat to find no trace of any tennis photos or other content.”

Police say they did manage to locate two Australian Open photos in his mobile phone camera roll, but it remains unclear if they are screenshots of someone else’s images.

“We have asked him to show us his tickets to the match, but he has so far failed to do so,” says Detective Inspector Mark Harris.

Zac Barrett was unavailable for comment, except for saying “I promise I was there, before being led away by police.”

If found to be lying he could be charged with misleading and deceptive conduct.

More to come.