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Pet
12-12-2011, 08:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw5nufEeWJE

helloworld
12-12-2011, 08:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw5nufEeWJE

Not a good example clip. Tomic did not play well that day. I'm sure he will keep improving, but only time can tell how far he will go.

Agassi-Fan
12-12-2011, 08:52 AM
I think Tomic is a great part of the future of tennis...but I don't know if he will be a dominate figure. I see a lot of Murrays game in him...and we see how well Murray has done so far at the majors?

No disrespect to Murray's game, but I don't know if a pusher style of player can last year after year with todays playing style.

rdis10093
12-12-2011, 09:00 AM
the guy that made this video already posted it.

helloworld
12-12-2011, 09:01 AM
I think Tomic is a great part of the future of tennis...but I don't know if he will be a dominate figure. I see a lot of Murrays game in him...and we see how well Murray has done so far at the majors?

No disrespect to Murray's game, but I don't know if a pusher style of player can last year after year with todays playing style.

Any style will triumph given that player is a true champion. Tomic hasn't prove that he's a true champion yet. Only time will tell.

Sentinel
12-12-2011, 09:12 AM
Bernard certainly was the future once, when he was up 4-0 to one Spaniard at AO. I hope he can play like that more often.

Nice kid, nice attitude, nice shades, nice bandana. All nice.

stringertom
12-12-2011, 10:43 AM
Very instinctively sound but, like many young players, he's gotta work on his consistency and beef up the weapons so when he does run into trouble he can work a little less to dig out of it.

BrooklynNY
12-12-2011, 11:04 AM
No one ever dominated with an eclectic game

CDestroyer
12-12-2011, 11:06 AM
HE IS THE FUTURE OF.....................pushers.

Rock Strongo
12-12-2011, 12:19 PM
I like his game, it's very fluid looking and he is capable to hitting big though most of the time he's happy to just put enough on the ball for the opponent to have trouble doing anything good with it. He can play all areas of the court which actually seems to be coming back with the likes of Harrison and Raonic. Bernard's definitely a player for the future.

kishnabe
12-12-2011, 12:28 PM
I hope he does supplement the hopes of many people.....since many youngsters fail to live up to their billing. At least after Federer retires....I can have be interested in Harrison, Raonic and Tomic who are about the same age as me!

bullfan
12-12-2011, 12:33 PM
No one ever dominated with an eclectic game

I see him like Dolgo, who's also got an eclectic game. Flashes of genuis, and some awesome play, but both need more discipline.

yellowoctopus
12-12-2011, 12:48 PM
I hope so. He is an exciting one to watch, definitely not the cookie-cutter game that are common among his generation of players.

http://www.parcbench.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bernard-tomic-fans.jpg

Timbo's hopeless slice
12-12-2011, 12:52 PM
I hope he does supplement the hopes of many people.....since many youngsters fail to live up to their billing. At least after Federer retires....I can have be interested in Harrison, Raonic and Tomic who are about the same age as me!

so, does that mean you are in your twenties, like Harrison and Raonic, or you turned 19 a few weeks ago, like Tomic?

People need to stop grouping those three (with Dimitrov and Dolgo as well), Tomic is 2 - 4 years younger than those guys, ask yourself, where were they when they were just 19?

Carsomyr
12-12-2011, 12:56 PM
No one ever dominated with an eclectic game

Mats Wilander?

beast of mallorca
12-12-2011, 02:39 PM
I don't like this guy. I'd rather root for Raonic, who I met already or Harrison. Dmitrov might be too small to get to top 5 (i might be wrong--might have grown by now since I saw him last)

Timbo's hopeless slice
12-12-2011, 03:01 PM
I don't like this guy. I'd rather root for Raonic, who I met already or Harrison. Dmitrov might be too small to get to top 5 (i might be wrong--might have grown by now since I saw him last)

sigh, what about Ferrer? Oh, never mind, it's TT, who cares about facts?

forthegame
12-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Tomic is Murray 2.0

Have they played each other yet?

Timbo's hopeless slice
12-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Tomic is Murray 2.0

Have they played each other yet?

Murray is a much better athlete but has far less talent...

But then, the armchair idiots on this board think they are both 'pushers'

Just so very funny!

kishnabe
12-12-2011, 03:13 PM
so, does that mean you are in your twenties, like Harrison and Raonic, or you turned 19 a few weeks ago, like Tomic?

People need to stop grouping those three (with Dimitrov and Dolgo as well), Tomic is 2 - 4 years younger than those guys, ask yourself, where were they when they were just 19?

IM 21.....so as I get older into my 30's I would be able to see their career from their teens to retirement.

I know Raonic is 21....Tomic is 18 or 19, Dolgo is 22, DImitrov is 19, and Harrison is 18 or 19!

beast of mallorca
12-12-2011, 03:15 PM
Murray is a much better athlete but has far less talent...

But then, the armchair idiots on this board think they are both 'pushers'

Just so very funny!

Have to agree. That term is carelessly used, I guess to invoke insults just because they do not like the player.

forthegame
12-12-2011, 03:17 PM
He's skillful, that's for sure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MJZf3rxFLE&feature=related

forthegame
12-12-2011, 03:19 PM
Murray is a much better athlete but has far less talent...

But then, the armchair idiots on this board think they are both 'pushers'

Just so very funny!

Y'know, I agree with you about the athletic ability and natural talent, never thought of it like that.

He has the flair that Murray lacks but will he be as successful? Time will tell.

OddJack
12-12-2011, 04:00 PM
I like the kid. He can put the ball anywhere he wants.

I have picked him and Jack Sock to shine in the next few years.

davced1
12-12-2011, 04:00 PM
I watched him play in Stockholm and I really liked what I saw. He doesn't hit big most of the time but his strokes are very fluent and he has good variation and creativity. I personally regard him as a future top five player along with Raonic.

Zildite
12-12-2011, 04:08 PM
I don't like this guy. I'd rather root for Raonic, who I met already or Harrison. Dmitrov might be too small to get to top 5 (i might be wrong--might have grown by now since I saw him last)

Dimitrov is the same height and weighs 3 kg less than the current number 1 in the world, so yeah.

Tomic can hit pretty hard when he wants to for a pusher.

OddJack
12-12-2011, 04:11 PM
I looked at Raonic too and like his serve, but I dont like his anatomy as a top player. I hope he can succeed but I doubt he will do better than Tomic or Sock.

Not sure about Harrison. The other 3 mentioned above appear to be more mature at the same age. I want to see more of his matches and see if anything changes. He shows good potential

davced1
12-12-2011, 04:31 PM
After reviewing that Wimbledon match vs. Djokovic I am convinced Tomic will be No. 1 at some point of his career. Great vision, great backhand slice and such effortless power, it's got class written all over it.

davced1
12-12-2011, 04:46 PM
Just thinking about what Djokovic said after the Wimbledon game about how unpredictable Tomic is. The same goes for Dolgopolov and he will probably also do great in the years to come. Is more variation and unpredictability the next step tennis will take in terms of evolution?

Nathaniel_Near
12-12-2011, 04:59 PM
Just thinking about what Djokovic said after the Wimbledon game about how unpredictable Tomic is. The same goes for Dolgopolov and he will probably also do great in the years to come. Is more variation and unpredictability the next step tennis will take in terms of evolution?

I kind of hope so.

I agree btw, Tomic has class about his game and effortless power when he decides to use it. His slice is already excellent.

Mainad
12-12-2011, 05:16 PM
Murray is a much better athlete but has far less talent...

:confused::confused::confused:

Bobby Jr
12-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Tomic is going to suffer from meddling parent syndrome which seems to have been a common thread amongst talented Aussie players since the 90s. He's got skills but, to date, I haven't really seen any impressive head-smarts for the game, just great stroke-making.

Mainad
12-12-2011, 05:33 PM
He has the flair that Murray lacks but will he be as successful? Time will tell.

Well he's already got some catching up to do. By the exact same age as Tomic, Murray had already appeared in two ATP finals and won one of them. He was already a top 20 player by the age of 19 and a half.

accidental
12-12-2011, 05:41 PM
The most impressive thing about him imo is his ability to play his best in big matches

tusharlovesrafa
12-12-2011, 09:13 PM
I think he has got the talent and i think he slices well too..which keeps oposition at bay..specially in djoko's match at wimbly.His slices really gave djoko a lot of trouble..

equinox
12-12-2011, 09:35 PM
Tomic is going to suffer from meddling parent syndrome which seems to have been a common thread amongst talented Aussie players since the 90s. He's got skills but, to date, I haven't really seen any impressive head-smarts for the game, just great stroke-making.

Just have to laugh at the posters recent turn of opinion now tomics had some success oncourt. 2-4 years back they were bashing him mercilessly.

The kid has been court smart since winning eddie herrs. I watched him person from 1 metre away at 12-13yrs 5.2" , tactically ripping apart bigger stronger and older players in 16's nationals, who then went on to play current d1.

A growth spurt made him gangly and obliviously took him for him to adapt into his new body.

He's ready to advance into top 30, maybe even 20 next year.

equinox
12-12-2011, 09:38 PM
Well he's already got some catching up to do. By the exact same age as Tomic, Murray had already appeared in two ATP finals and won one of them. He was already a top 20 player by the age of 19 and a half.

Not relevant in todays physical game, well known that male juniors are taking longer to mature and thus transitioning into top 100 later.

thug the bunny
12-14-2011, 10:21 AM
IMO Raonic is the one to watch. Never saw him play until last night TC replayed the match against Roddick. What a serve and forehand. Wow.

Reminds me alot of a young Sampras. If he can build his consistency and game smarts he'll be top 5.

Nathaniel_Near
12-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Raonic does have a pretty big game, and good net presence.

power level 800
12-16-2011, 04:41 AM
I saw that match Milos vs Roddick. And that is a big boy with a monster serve. Alot of people are going to have problems with that kind of power.He also did remind me of Sampras as well.