Australian Bernard Tomic will most likely miss next month's Australian Open, after turning down the opportunity to play in the tournament's wildcard playoff.

After slumping to No.142 in the Tomic, the wildcard playoff is his best chance to enter the first Grand Slam of the year, with the winner of the 16-player field guaranteed entry into the open.

Tomic's name was missing from the field announced on Thursday, with the tournament beginning on Monday, despite Tennis Australia publicly stating theĀ 25-year-old was offered a spot.

Australian Open 2018 Play-off field

Men

  • (145) Akira Santillan (Qld)
  • (192) Alex Bolt (SA)
  • (210) Alex de Minaur (NSW)
  • (219) John-Patrick Smith (Qld)
  • (245) Sam Groth (Vic)
  • (264) Dayne Kelly (Vic)
  • (273) Omar Jasika (Vic)
  • (278) Andrew Whittington (Vic)
  • (300) Maverick Banes (Qld)
  • (313) Bradley Mousley (SA)
  • (322) Marc Polmans (Vic)
  • (334) Jason Kubler (Qld)
  • [WC] (341) Christopher O'Connell (NSW)
  • [WC] (494) Andrew Harris (Vic)
  • [WC] (523) Luke Saville (SA)
  • [WC] (673) Blake Ellis (Qld)

Women

  • (119) Arina Rodionova (Vic)
  • (153) Destanee Aiava (Vic)*
  • (322) Jaimee Fourlis (Vic)*
  • (344) Tammi Patterson (Vic)
  • (349) Kimberly Birrell (Qld)
  • (372) Naiktha Bains (Qld)
  • (376) Zoe Hives (Vic)
  • (390) Anastasia Rodionova (Vic)
  • (394) Olivia Tjandramulia (Qld)
  • (424) Astra Sharma (WA)
  • (466) Sara Tomic (Qld)
  • (485) Alison Bai (ACT)
  • [WC] (555) Michaela Haet (NSW)
  • [WC] (581) Belinda Woolcock (Vic)
  • [WC] (618) Alexandra Bozovic (NSW)*
  • [WC] 18s Australian Championship girls' runner-up