ATP Tour

Tomic ends feud with Rafter

2013-03-23 11:57
Bernard Tomic (AFP)

Sydney - Bernard Tomic has ended his feud with Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter and said he would be available to play for Australia in next month's tie next month in Uzbekistan, reports said on Saturday.

Last January Tomic said he wouldn't be available to play in the Davis Cup until at least a September World Group playoff, if Australia made it.

The 20-year-old's stance came after Rafter, with the backing of Tennis Australia, suspended Tomic from the first-round Asia-Oceania tie in Taiwan last month for a lack of professionalism.

But the world No 45 said at the Miami Masters he was now looking forward to returning to the Davis Cup fold.

"The Davis Cup is going to be held after this (Miami)," Tomic was quoted by Australian Associated Press on Saturday.

"We're going to train in Munich when everyone's done here and then play against Uzbekistan.

"It's not going to be a pretty place but I'm looking forward to it.

"We have got a good team now. I think we should win and Davis Cup is back on the roll for me and I'm going to try my heart out when it comes."

Tomic's return is a big boost for Australia, a 28-times Davis Cup-winning nation which hasn't featured in the 16-team World Group since 2007.

Tomic, Marinko Matosevic and former world number one Lleyton Hewitt will vie for singles positions for the April 5-7 tie in Namangan.

Read more on:    bernard tomic  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.