Bernard Tomic will try and revive his tennis profession by qualifying for the 2021 Australian Open.
The 28-year-old fallen Aussie star is making an attempt to qualify for his third Australian Open in 4 years.
Ranked at 226 on this planet, Tomic hopes to shake off a again harm which noticed him withdraw from a low-key UTR Professional Tennis Collection occasion that was held in Brisbane during the last fortnight.
Tomic peaked as world quantity 17 in 2016, and has a spate of on and off the sphere dramas since.
Not too long ago he made an ‘Solely Followers’ debut — a subscription based mostly social media platform, primarily used for X-rated content material— along with his ex-reality TV girlfriend, Vanessa Sierra.
Final 12 months he fell within the first spherical of Australian open qualifying, and in 2018 the ultimate spherical.
He is part of a 20-strong contingent of Aussies in a bid to qualify for the delayed Australian Open.
Among the many different Australians is veteran Matt Ebden, who scored a final ditch qualifying spot.
The 33-year-old West Australian’s probability got here when countryman Max Purcell moved into the qualifying draw with out requiring a wildcard.
Ebden hopes to achieve his ninth Australian Open foremost draw, simply two years after being a top-40 participant.
John-Patrick Smith, Andrew Harris and wildcards Jason Kubler, Akira Santillan, Blake Mott, Tristan Schoolkate, Rinky Hijikata and Dane Sweeny spherical out Australia’s male illustration.
Whereas there may be one wild card nonetheless obtainable within the girls’s draw, 9 girls have been named as Kim Birrell, Ellen Perez and wildcards Seone Mendez, Abbie Myers, Storm Sanders, Ivana Popovic, Olivia Gadecki, Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz and Alexandra Bozovic.
The qualifiers will happen outdoors of Australia because of the AO covid guidelines, with the lads’s in Doha, Qatar and the ladies’s in Dubai.
Following the qualifiers, chartered flights will fly 16 gamers and an additional 6 alternate to Melbourne earlier than going into a compulsory 14 day quarantine.
The Australian Open qualifiers are from January 10-13.
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