Former Wimbledon quarterfinalist Bernard Tomic will not make an appearance at the Australia Open this season after he was left off the wildcard entrants to the grand slam’s qualifying.
Tomic has at least made it to qualifying for the Australian major since 2008, despite his ranking going into free fall in recent years.
The controversial 30-year-old Queenslander’s ranking dropped to world No. 825 in August last year but he has rebounded somewhat, moving to No. 462 after three Futures tournament wins and a final to end last season.
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But despite being the 22nd ranked Aussie male currently on the tour, Tomic was overlooked for a series of youngsters, more than half of the nine ranked lower than Tomic.
19-year-old’s James McCabe…