It seems like Pat Rafter and Bernard Tomic are now buddies again. Rafter announced his Davis Cup squad on Monday and Rafter stated Tomic had since recommitted to the Cup cause after the pair cleared the air following Tomic’s third-round Australian Open loss to Roger Federer.
The pair were at loggerheads after Tomic’s below par performances and unsportsmanlike conduct in recent Davis Cup ties.
“It’s the first time I made contact with him since early November. We had a great conversation,” Rafter said.
“Obviously I spoke to him about just going forward, what he thinks about Davis Cup in the future, if he wants to be part of the team.
“It was really important for us to have contact straightaway … obviously he’s playing great tennis and it’s a shame not to have him available for the first one in some ways.
“But in other ways we have to stand firm on our decision not to have him in this team.
“When the April tie comes around, providing we win, mind you, I hope he’ll be available. He’ll be part of the selection team like everyone else.
“But obviously if he’s playing like he was at the back end of last year it would be hard to put him in.
“If he’s playing like he is now, obviously he’ll be a starter for sure.”
p.s. Pat .. its probably a lot easier to go back to normal coach then having to deal with Tomic at the moment! Seems like Tomic has a bit of an ego going on.
via – Foxsports