Tomic takes parting swipe at organisers

Tomic suffered defeat to Tomas Berdych on Sunday in the fourth round of the competition, a match which was played on the Margert Court Arena, Melbourne Park's second court.

The 22-year-old did not feature once on the Rod Laver Arena, the premier showcase court, and was less than impressed about some of the matches that did take place there.

"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?'"

When pressed about which matches should have featured, Tomic was non-committal.

"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."