Bernard Tomic aims to ditch party boy image

PERTH - Bernard Tomic wants to ditch his party boy image and believes a humble approach will help him crack tennis' top 20 in 2014.

Tomic hit off this year by winning the Sydney International and later made it to the third round of the Australian Open.

But his campaign began to unravel with off-court distractions, which included his father and coach John being banned from tournaments.

Tomic, 21, later enhanced his party boy reputation after being photographed getting a lap dance during Schoolies' week on the Gold Coast.

But the world No.51 wants to be known as a great tennis player rather than a great party goer.

Tomic will begin his Australian Open preparations at Perth's Hopman Cup, where he will team with Sam Stosur in the mixed teams event.

Their first assignment is against Canada on Saturday. - AAP 

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