Tomic targeting top 10
Bernard Tomic believes a top 10 ranking could be just four months away should he put in a strong showing during the Australian summer of tennis.
Bernard Tomic says he is fully committed to Australia’s Davis Cup team and targeting a top 10 breakthrough in 2016.
The Queenslander, in Melbourne as part of a Davis Cup training camp, says he is now focused on moving into the top 10 heading into the Australian summer.
“It’s a lot of reasons why I’ve been playing well,” Tomic told News Corp Australia.
“I’m very happy with them (in the Davis Cup team). We’re all on the right path. It’s really coming along well. I have to use the next five weeks of training well.”
Tomic was suspended for the home Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan, but was called to the team for the semifinal tie against Great Britain in September.
The world No.18 will resume his push for a top 10 ranking at January’s Brisbane International, joining fellow Davis Cup team members Sam Groth and Thanasi Kokkinakis at the event.
Tomic fears the decision to play in Brisbane may cost him valuable rankings points, however he is confident a successful Australian Open campaign could lift him as high as 12th in the world.
“If I play well in Australia, it may be four months (away from making the 10),” he said.
“I learnt a lot this year and it’s very close. It’s a tough field in Brisbane, but I can prepare and give that week a shot.”
The 23-year-old made the quarterfinals in Brisbane and Sydney in 2015 before making his second consecutive Australian Open fourth round later in January.