By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Monday, December 4, 2023
Bernard Tomic is rebuilding his rating.
That will not essentially earn the 31-year-old Aussie a wild card into Australian Open qualifying.
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Playing primarily Challenger occasions, Tomic has rised to No. 287 within the rankings after ending the 2022 season ranked No. 462.
Australian Open match director Craig Tiley instructed the media Tomic’s previous tiffs with the TA won’t influence the prospect of a wild card, however was non-commital on Tomic receiving an Australian Open qualifying wild card.
“It’s not so much about the relationship, but it’s about if they’re deserving,” Tiley told the Australian media. “The things we consider—the form of the player coming in, there is a factor looking at age in some instances because do you want to give a younger player the opportunity versus one who’s been the journeyman for a while?”
Tiley stated a closing resolution on Australian Open most important draw wild playing cards shall be made within the coming days.
“We haven’t made the decisions in qualifying yet,” Tiley said. “We’ve made quite a few decisions on the main draw which we’ll announce in the coming days.”
Bernard Tomic, who lists his sister, Sara Tomic, as his present coach, misplaced to Roman Safiullin within the 2022 Australian Open qualifying. Tomic, who reached the AO fourth spherical in each 2015 and 2016, certified for the 2021 Australian Open most important draw and reached the second spherical shedding to Denis Shapovalov.
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