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Relationships at work can cause problems. Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic found this week that having your nearest and dearest around at work isn’t always entirely desirable.
Tomic’s father, who is also his coach, was making his displeasure with his son’s performance quite clear during Tomic’s quarter-final match against David Ferrer at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Tomic was trailing by a set when he decided that he was sick of looking up to see his father scornfully shaking his head in the crowd. Tomic first attempted to solve the problem himself by intimating to his father with his rachet that he wanted him to leave, but then resorted to asking the umpire to get rid of him, saying, “He’s annoying. I know he’s my father but he’s annoying me. I want him to leave but how’s that possible?”.
Tomic failed in his bid to get his father removed. Guru hopes that they were able to resolve the dispute off the court. If Guru were in Tomic senior’s position, he would have explained very delicately to his son that if he wants his support while going about his work then he must try to be less crap.