Bernard Tomic of Australia returns to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their third round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 03 July 2015.
Bernard Tomic of Australia returns to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their third round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 03 July 2015. EPA - Sean Dempsey

Tomic booted from Davis Cup after Wimbledon rant

BERNARD Tomic has been stood down from this month's Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan for his explosive attack on Tennis Australia (TA) officials, including chief executive Craig Tiley.

TA president Steve Healy announced the decision at Wimbledon, saying Tomic's disrespectful post-match comments following his third-round loss to Novak Djokovic effectively ruled him out of contention.

"His behaviour was unacceptable," Healy said.

"Playing for our country is an absolute privilege, and with that privilege comes an obligation to behave appropriately. He didn't."

Among other things during his 10-minute tirade, Tomic accused the governing body of abandoning him after he underwent double hip surgery last year and that Rafter, TA's director of player performance, was merely a "mask" for Tiley and had no idea how to control the budget for player funding.

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