Tomic on Australian Open absence: I just count my millions

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His Australian Open fate will be decided on Sunday afternoon.

Bernard Tomic is set to miss the Australian Open for the first time in a decade after failing to qualify for his home grand slam.

At just 18-years-old, Tomic became Australian number one and reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

'I just count money, that's all I do, ' he said.

"You go do what I did".

Tomic finished 2017 at No. 142 in the rankings, meaning he missed out on direct entry to the 128-player singles draw at Melbourne Park, and Australian Open organizers declined to give him a wildcard entry. You go make 13-14 million.

The remark echoed his reaction to criticism for a lack of commitment in Madrid past year, when he said: "Would you care if you were 23 and worth over $10m?"

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Further questions were raised about his attitude when he held his racquet by the strings when facing match point in a Madrid Open tie previous year.

In 2016, the 25-year-old was highly criticised for ruling himself out of the Rio Olympics, because of an "extremely busy" schedule, after being dropped from Tennis Australia.

Tomic struggled with form, motivation and injury concerns a year ago as he lost in the first round of 13 tournaments, including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Tomic ended the match by holding the head of his racquet as Fognini closed out the victory with an ace amid accusations of tanking.

Tomic has also been hit by controversy off-court too.

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