Bernard Tomic has acknowledged that the time has come, finally, to appoint a new coach to replace his father, John (below) serving a one-year tournament ban for headbutting Frenchman Thomas Drouet in Madrid in May. There are two candidates, with the position expected to be filled next month.
Tomic, 20, said his father would willingly relinquish the coaching duties that can now only be conducted off-site, Tomic snr having been restricted to an unaccredited cameo appearance at Queen's Club in June.
A Tennis Australia physiotherapist was the sole member of Tomic's entourage during Tuesday's first-round loss at the Shanghai Rolex Masters...
Not sure it's worth getting too hopeful about considering everything, but like I said we'll see what happens... It'd be nice if he could manage some wins to finish out the year before he has all the points to defend in January.