Bernard Tomic will have to fight for an Australian Open wildcard, with Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt saying he needs to see more from the controversial player. Injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis was this week awarded a discretionary wildcard but Tomic will not be given the same guaranteed start.
Plummeting to 143 from a career high world No17 in 2016, Tomic has been invited to compete in a 16-man field in the wildcard playoff in Melbourne in December, although is yet to accept the invitation.
Hewitt said Tomic was unsure of his plans for the summer when he spoke to him a few weeks ago, although his management said he would enter into qualifying for Brisbane and the Open.
Source: The Guardian