Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has revealed why Bernard Tomic missed out on a qualifying wildcard for the grand slam.
Despite a rankings rebound of sorts, in which Tomic rose from world No. 825 to No. 462 in the past 12 months, the 30-year-old Queenslander was overlooked for a wildcard in favour of a series of youngsters ranked below him.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Tiley explained the range of factors that contributed to the decision.
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“Our team that looks at the decision has a team of people that looks at the decision of wildcards,” Tiley said.
“(They look at) the player coming in, the strength of their play, what events they’ve been playing, how much they’ve been playing, are they the younger part of our future generation. There’s many…