London, 30 June 2011 | AAP

A bullish Bernard Tomic believes he has the game to win a grand slam in the next two years following his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon.

Two-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic ended the teenager’s dream run at the All England Club in an absorbing contest on Court One on Wednesday.

Tomic had his chances against his good friend, leading 3-1 in the third set at one set all, before succumbing 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5 to the best tennis player on the planet this year.

The youngest men’s quarter-finalist in a generation at Wimbledon believed his performances had shown him he was not far off going all the way at a grand slam.

“When you get a result like this, it tells you you’re only a few matches away from winning a title,” Tomic said.

“I know what my goals are now.

“Rest is one of them.

“But I definitely, think I have the game and if I get the mental state to win a major in the next hopefully two years.”

Tomic’s ranking will be slashed to about 72 following his run to the final eight at Wimbledon.

He has a good chance to further improve his ranking in the coming months as he has precious few points to defend for the rest of the year.

Tomic also leaves SW19 with a cheque for STG137,500 ($A209,500).

The 18-year-old felt he belonged with the best players in the business and had his sights set on taking down superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic.

“I’d like to think so, but I got a lot of work ahead of me,” he said.

“I definitely think I belong with these guys.

“You know, now I’m heading to America where it’s much shorter (matches during the US hardcourt season).

“It’s best-of-three, so it’s a bit different.

“But I think I have the physical strength now to play five sets and get deeper into tournaments.

“I mean, sooner or later I’ll play a player like Novak or Rafa and Roger where I’ll have a win, but until then I’ve got to improve.”

Djokovic has long been a believer in the ability of his occasional hitting partner Tomic.

“You can see he feels really comfortable on the court,” he said.

“Obviously what he lacks a little bit more is that experience.

“But it comes with the time.

“You know, I’m sure if he continues this way, he’s going to be a top player very soon.”

Tomic will head to Monte Carlo for a short trip this week but he is tight-lipped about his reasons for visiting the tax haven.

Intriguingly, his good mate Djokovic just happens to be a resident of Monaco.

“I have a few things I have to do there,” Tomic said with a cheeky grin.

Tomic plans on returning to London on Friday and is hopeful of hitting up with Djokovic before his semi-final against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

From there, he will head to Beijing for Australia’s Davis Cup tie against China from July 8-10.

The winner of the tie will progress to the World Group playoffs in September.

Following China, Tomic will head home before starting his preparations for the US Open at the tour event in Washington, starting August 1.