AO 2013: Bernard TOMIC v. Daniel BRANDS

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by SoBad, Jan 16, 2013.

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Who will win?

Poll closed Jan 17, 2013.
  1. Tomic in straight sets

    4.2%
  2. Brands in straight sets

    12.5%
  3. Tomic in 4

    20.8%
  4. Brands in 4

    16.7%
  5. Tomic in 5

    8.3%
  6. Brands in 5

    8.3%
  7. Doesn’t matter if the survivor gets destroyed by world No. 5 Davydenko!!:D

    29.2%
  1. SoBad

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    The poll should be up shortly.
     
  2. ruerooo

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    Okay, watching Murray - Sousa - can this Brands guy play at all? Because I am already so sick of the BrATomic and would like someone else to take him out before the Maestro has to spank him and put him to bed.
     
  3. Rock Strongo

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    Tomic will win. I mean, he's hitting serves at 120 mph now!
     
  4. SoBad

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    If Tomic is barely keeping up with unseeded Brands he would have been destroyed by Mayer in quick straight sets.
     
  5. kishnabe

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    Federer pet will come through in straights.
     
  6. librarysteg

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    I'm distracted and annoyed by his crooked hat.
     
  7. kishnabe

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    D.Young is his homie.
     
  8. kishnabe

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    Brands has some good hands....Tomic being too passive.
     
  9. augustobt

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    Brands is serving very hard!
     
  10. westside

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    Brands will tire, but my god he is cranking the ball!
     
  11. augustobt

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    1st set tie-break.
     
  12. tennis_pro

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    I don't see any difference between this Tomic and the Tomic from a year ago.

    Can't wait for Federer to own him.
     
  13. tennis_pro

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    Of course if Tomic somehow manages to win today, he's down a set as we speak.
     
  14. The Meat

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    Whoo first set to Brands, looks to be a promising match.
     
  15. augustobt

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    Brands 1-0.

    The guy is playing a beautiful tennis!
     
  16. SoBad

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    Either Berankis or Donskoy would have been two sets up on Brands by now.
     
  17. wy2sl0

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    I'm not trying to kick a guy when he is down but I really don't see what all the big hype is. He is just a glorified pusher.
     
  18. Geology_Rocks!

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    Is Tomic gonna crumble?
     
  19. Rock Strongo

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    I would be scared if I stood on the opposite side of the net against Brands. Every shot of his is an absolute behemoth.


    Yes, I kinda posted this just to show off my English skills.
     
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    Boy, I must say I am impressed with this Brands fellow, really like his all court game, he looks really comfortable at the net playing some really nice volleys. Nice one hander too.
     
  21. flyinghippos101

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    Doubt it'll last imo
     
  22. westside

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    Tomic will win this match, I have no doubt. But my god Brands is playing amazingly well.
     
  23. ultradr

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    let's see what tomic is made of..
     
  24. SLD76

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    Daniel Brands is a hot piece...l

    I would do things to him...illegal things.
     
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    The curse of the hat. Tomic needs to take the hat off.

    How many grandslam winners wore hats? Roddick and....?
     
  26. ultradr

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    supposedly brands' childhood idols were sampras and ivanesvic.
     
  27. kpktennis

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    Would love to see Brands serve Tomic a nice, heaping serving of humble pie
     
  28. tennis_pro

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    I agree although he can produce some stinkers from time to time, I mean some REALLY easy misses.
     
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  29. tennis_pro

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    Fred Stolle is really getting on my nerves (or is it John Newcombe) with his comments:

    -"this time Tomic stands further back to return serve"
    -"this time he stands closer to the baseline"
    -"look he's standing back again"

    PLEASE TELL ME MORE IM BLIND
     
  30. Rock Strongo

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    Agassi won the USO 1994 while wearing a hat.

    Courier won a few with one too I think...
     
  31. Clarky21

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    If Tomic loses this match he has got to feel like a total idiot with the way he has been running his mouth lately.
     
  32. wy2sl0

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    So true. Invincible?
     
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    When tom first came on tour I had high hopes for him, but his personality is doing damage to his career, unfortunately. His brash comments about Rodge and his father's stupid predictions has not helped at all.
     
  34. augustobt

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    Tomic shouldn't lose now. He must face Federer, for then get his mouth very well shout.
     
  35. westside

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    Hewitt as well, but funny when you think about how few there are :lol:
     
  36. FlashFlare11

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    Brands is playing a pretty intelligent match. He's not letting the junk from Tomic get in the way of his rhythm.
     
  37. SoBad

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    To the credit of Tomic, he never claimed that he was better than Brands. He merely implied that he was better than Federer.
     
  38. westside

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    16 unforced errors
     
  39. romeo8880

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    Tomic was a much better player about 3 years ago. Now he is terrible.
     
  40. xpaulinabearx

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    Probably cause he thought he was going to easily defeat Brands...I feel like he's making his remarks about Federer cause he know's Federer is a much more better player than he is if that makes sense.
     
  41. ultradr

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    It will surely be a learning experience for the kid.
     
  42. FlashFlare11

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    That's a really clean match so far. I feel like he's settling in now and starting to really cut out the errors.
     
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    Good point :)
     
  44. xpaulinabearx

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    Wow Brands has a beautiful touch
     
  45. ultradr

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    By just looking at match stats so far, Tomic is playing OK except his 2nd serve is getting attacked, which is his weakness I guess.
     
  46. westside

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    I feel as though this is one of those matches where if Bernie takes this set, he'll win the next two comfortably.
     
  47. The Meat

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    If Tomic is having this much trouble with Brands, he will get destroyed by Federer even if he wins this match.
     
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    Boris Becker is playing very well at his old age.
     
  49. batz

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    just switched over to this - looking at the stats, it seems like the German lad is dominating the world number 1 in waiting?
     
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    I can't stand Tomic's game.
     

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