'He's no Novak' – Tomic slates Federer after top-10 jibe

Outspoken Bernard Tomic has taunted Roger Federer over his struggles against Novak Djokovic after the Swiss great candidly told the young Aussie he had to knuckle down if he wanted to reach the top 10. Tomic, who has made more noise off the court than on it in his career so far, said the 17-time Grand Slam winner was “nowhere near” the world number one — and insisted his own game was top-eight material. “I think he’s also far away from Djokovic as well, if he wants to say that,” Tomic told reporters, after beating fellow Aussie John Millman to set up an Australian Open last-16 clash with Andy Murray.

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