>Bernard Tomic is going to have to wait a little longer to find out if he will be given a wild card after Tennis Australia has decided to make him sweat. Jelena Dokic and Peter Luczak, both finalists in the qualifying have been awarded wild cards into the Australian Open in January.
“Last week was good practice because it’s a good sign I was getting through matches pretty easily. Overall I’m happy in the whole performance in that week. I played well and I got better with each match – there was a big difference between my first match and my semis and finals. Now I just have to focus on the summer and no matter what happens after the summer, continue to play as many weeks as I can and I think I’ll improve with that a lot.
I had a similar scenario two years ago, winning the playoff and doing well, then I was unlucky with injury and glandular fever kind of stopped my year and I still finished 50 in the world. I’ve got to look at things like that.
My goal is not just to play well in the Australian Open but to play well and to see where I am from maybe the top 20 and the top 10 players and then to keep working.” – Jelena Dokic