Tomic managing without dad on site

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Bernard Tomic, who won a five-set match over Albert Ramos in the first round of the U.S. Open, said he is learning how to play without his father John in his player box. John Tomic has been banned from ATP and Grand Slam tournaments after he allegedly hit his son’s hitting partner in Madrid last May.

“I’m managing now,” said Tomic, who does not have another coach on site in New York. “It’s still difficult, you know, what can I do? I’m trying to, play as best as I can play. The main thing now for me is just to keep improving. Every day I want to improve. I want to get better. That’s where my mindset is at. I’m not looking where my dad is. Of course my dad is still on my side and that’s an important thing, but I’m trying to find myself deep down inside and become the best player I can be. Each day is a new steppingstone for later in my career. I approach days differently now, so it’s good.”

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