A file photo taken on April 6, 2012, shows Bernard Tomic (L) of Australia talking with coach Pat Rafter (R) during his men's singles Davis Cup tennis match against Cho Min-Hyeok of South Korea in Brisbane. / AFP / PATRICK HAMILTON /
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Pat Rafter stepped down as Tennis Australia's head of performance Friday, ending his rocky relationship with the country's two polarising stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.After two years in the role, Rafter has been replaced by his deputy and former Davis Cup captain and coach Wally Masur.Masur will have the task of bringing the Tomic family back into the fold after relations soured under Rafter.Rafter said recently that he preferred to leave Tomic and Kyrgios alone.Kyrgios and Tomic have frequently fallen foul of tennis authorities and have a love-hate relationship with the public.Rafter said his time as the Davis Cup captain and TA performance director had been an "eye-opener".
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