Tomic has done this before, he starts the year well and drops off just as quickly.
He has had a decent run at the Aussie Open before, and once had a great run at Wimbledon, but he fails between the ears. Hopefully he has matured a little and gets his head right, as it is obvious he is super talented.
Novak, whilst I have no doubts wanted to win, certainly did not bust a gut, and had plenty in the tank, I don't think he or his camp are too worried about that result.
I do however think that the result flattered Tomic slightly, and only increases the pressure on him, due to expectations which will now be placed upon him by the Aussie public.