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Tomic: I_Ñéve got a good team

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Originally published on: 12/06/13 00:00

The young Aussie has experienced a difficult time of late. After falling to Benjamin Becker 6-4 6-7 7-6 at the Aegon Championships, his third opening round defeat in succession, Tomic was left to field questions about his father and coach, John, who was present at his son’s match in West London despite being banned by the ATP from attaining accreditation.

“Funny you spotted him and I didn't. Well, that's interesting,” Tomic told the press after his loss. “I didn't see him, to be honest.

“I expected him to be here. I saw my dad in the morning. I had breakfast with him. But, you know, it was 50/50 whether he was going to come. I didn't really know he was there today. I wasn't really looking.”

Tomic, who retired during his opening match at Roland Garros with a leg injury, will now head to Eastbourne to play in the Aegon International in the hope of gaining some much-needed match practice on the grass.

“Hopefully I can do better there, get a good match, maybe win a match, get some confidence,” he said. “Got my best friend working with me now. He's a good mate of mine in Monaco. It's gone good. We will try and see how it goes.

“Good to have a good relationship with him and my trainer,” the 20-year-old added. “It's very good. And also my hitting partner that's working with me is very good. So I've got a good team.”

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