HIS daughter scored a stunning victory on Wednesday, but there's no certainty that Bobby Rajicic was there to see it.
The father of tennis players Viktorija, 19, and Monika, 17, Bobby gets so emotionally invested that he sometimes struggles to watch his daughters play.
So when Viktorija caused the upset of the first William Loud Bendigo International by eliminating second seed Olivia Rogowska, Bobby might have been watching a different match.
"I try and avoid watching as much as I can. When they're on a high, I love watching them, when they're feeling a bit down I don't like watching them," Rajicic said.
"I suppose when I watch them happy, I'm happy, when they're not happy, I'm not."
It can be tough for players trying to make it on the pro circuit, but often their parents are forgotten.
"You're running around everywhere and it's not just a one-off, it's day-in, day-out," Rajicic said.
"It's training, it's practicing, it's competing, and sometimes you just want to have a break."
But with three teenage daughters, Rajicic says tennis is the easy part.
"It's stressful just having three girls - the tennis is easy," he said.
"For the family it's just financial, for them it's just pyschologically trying to control that passion, desire stress.
"Teenagers already have that problem, playing a sport like this it's even worse."