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“It shows they’re human,” Errani said.


ATTITUDE CHECK: Bernard Tomic was told to change his attitude if he wants to play for Australia’s Davis Cup team, captain Pat Rafter said.

Rafter and Tomic had a falling out in November, and the 20-year-old was axed from his team’s first-round matches in February.

Rafter said he spoke to Tomic after his third-round loss to Roger Federer over the weekend, their first conversation since November.

“He needs to respect me and I need to respect him in that manner,” said Rafter, a two-time U.S. Open champion. “If we have a breakdown, then obviously that’s not a good thing.”

If Australia advances, Tomic’s potential return would be based both on his tennis and his temperament.

“The stipulation was that, `You’re playing well and you show the attitude that you did here at the Australian Open, then you’ll be up for selection like all the other guys,’” Rafter said he told Tomic.

Seen as one of Australia’s rising talents, Tomic reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals as a qualifier in 2011 and advanced to the fourth round at last year’s Australian Open. But after hitting a career-high No. 27 in June, Tomic’s ATP ranking slid to a year-end No. 52.

There were questions about his performance at the U.S. Open in September when he was accused of tanking in a match against American Andy Roddick. He also had a few run-ins with the law at home.