Beaten Tomic slams Australian Open scheduling

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Bernard Tomic has delivered a serve at tournament organisers upon his exit from the 2015 Australian Open.

Beaten by Czech star Tomas Berdych in straight sets on Sunday, Tomic used the post-match press conference to question the tournament's match scheduling.

His biggest gripe appeared to be that he and top Aussie Nick Kyrgios hadn't been given a match on Rod Laver Arena - the tournament's centre court.

"I think the scheduling was like ridiculous this year," he said.

"Like not just from my side, but for many players. I don’t know who was in charge of the schedule.

"Really, some of the matches I saw, it was just like, wow.

"I didn’t mind (missing out himself), but some of the other matches I saw I was like, 'What the hell?'"

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Tomic was asked to nominate a match which shouldn't have been played on Rod Laver Arena.

"I don’t know. You’ll have to ask (tournament director) Craig Tiley," he said.

"That’s the guy organising everything. Apparently he’s the best.

"Ask Craig Tiley. He’s a good guy.

“From what I heard in the locker room, and not just myself, like the scheduling was a bit funny.

"I’m not going to complain from my side, but on behalf of the people I talked to, they say it as well. It’s not just me saying it. You guys have seen, as well."



Asked what he would done if he was in Tiley’s position, Tomic said: "I don’t know. If I would have run the schedule, I would have made it interesting."

As Tomic departs, Nick Kyrgios' spectacular comeback win over Andreas Seppi in the fourth round means he will get to play a match on Rod Laver Arena after all.

The top-ranked Aussie will play his quarter-final against Andy Murray on centre court on Tuesday.

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