Australia’s highest-ranked tennis player, Bernard Tomic, hopes to continue his ranking surge next season. According to the 23-year-old, he hopes to break into the top 10 of the world rankings and while it might be tough, knowing exactly what he wants to achieve gives him the enthusiasm until he gets there.

After breaking into the top 20 of world rankings for the first time in his career this year, Tomic is already looking ahead of the 2016 season. With less than a month to go before 2016 starts, the 22-year-old is already eager to get back to training to prepare himself especially during the Australian swing.

“I think now for 2016, I have to start strong and really play well in the Australian summer and after that just remain consistent like I was in 2015,” Tomic told Australia’s Fox Sports. “I’d really love to get into the top 10, on paper it doesn’t look so far away, but it’s very difficult.”

Tomic said that he needs to win big tournaments to get a big boost in his rank. He believes that it is the only opportunity for him to break into the top 10 of the world rankings. Tomic will choose his tournaments wisely. He said he will not take part in as many tournaments in 2016 like he did this year. For Tomic, smart scheduling is the key to achieving his goal.

Tomic reportedly will head back Down Under after his participation in the 2015 International Premier Tennis League. Tomic replaced Rafael Nadal, who led the Micromax Indian Aces in the first three legs of the team tennis event. The tournament will close on Sunday in Singapore.

Lleyton Hewitt was the most successful Australian tennis player in recent years. Hewitt was once ranked World No. 1 and won two grand slam titles. Hewitt is set to play his last tournament at the Australian Open next year before saying goodbye to the sport for good.

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