Tomic, Masur accept Davis Cup olive branch

Fist bump, bro! Bernard Tomic and Wally Masur come to a Davis Cup truce. Source: Supplied

THIS is the moment where the heated feud between Bernard Tomic and Tennis Australia is believed to have been patched-up in New York this week.

Pictured at the Flushing Meadow training facility in New York at the US Open, it shows Davis Cup coach Wally Masur and Tomic brokering a truce after the Australian star was suspended over his Wimbledon spray at Tennis Australia last July.

With Masur to announce Australia’s Davis Cup team on Tuesday to meet the Andy Murray-led Great Britain later this month, Tomic is strongly tipped to be welcomed back into the fold.
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But hot-heated young gun Nick Kyrgios is expected to be overlooked, with Tennis Australia believed to be seeking to avoid any backlash from his unsavoury sledge of Stan Warwinka.

Davis Cup coach and Fox Sports commentator Wally Masur refused to be drawn ahead of the team selection announcement, with Australia to meet Great Britain in Glasgow from September 18-20.

But the Australia coach did admit Tomic appeared in strong touch in his five-set disposal of Hewitt in the second round of the US Open.

“It was great to see Bernard perform so well in what turned into a real epic against Lleyton, both guys played some exciting tennis,” Masur said.

Captured! The Davis Cup truce. Source: Supplied

“Lleyton and Bernard have formed a strong friendship over the past couple of years but that was certainly put to one side once they were out on court.

“They both wanted to win and it was a gripping match.

“What I must say about Lleyton is he’s been unbelievably good with trying to show the way with the younger players.”

Tomic was suspended from Australia’s Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Kazhakstan after openly lashing Australian tennis legend Pat Rafter following his Wimbledon exit.

But Masur appears to have done a superb job as peace-maker and is expected to take a risk by lifting the suspension for the upcoming Great Britain semi-final.

Originally published as Tomic, Masur accept Davis Cup olive branch


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