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.
     
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  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.
     
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  3. Rock Strongo

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

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    Federer pet will come through in straights.
     
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  6. librarysteg

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

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    D.Young is his homie.
     
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  8. kishnabe

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

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    Brands is serving very hard!
     
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  10. westside

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

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    1st set tie-break.
     
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  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.
     
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  13. tennis_pro

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

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

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    Brands 1-0.

    The guy is playing a beautiful tennis!
     
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  16. SoBad

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    Either Berankis or Donskoy would have been two sets up on Brands by now.
     
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  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.
     
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  18. Geology_Rocks!

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    Is Tomic gonna crumble?
     
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  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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  20. DunlopDood

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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.
     
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  21. flyinghippos101

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    Doubt it'll last imo
     
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  22. westside

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

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    let's see what tomic is made of..
     
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  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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  25. PCXL-Fan

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    The curse of the hat. Tomic needs to take the hat off.

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

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

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    Would love to see Brands serve Tomic a nice, heaping serving of humble pie
     
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  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
     
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  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...
     
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  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.
     
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  32. wy2sl0

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    So true. Invincible?
     
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  33. OddJack

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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.
     
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  34. augustobt

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

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

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    Brands:
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    16 unforced errors
     
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  39. romeo8880

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    Tomic was a much better player about 3 years ago. Now he is terrible.
     
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  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.
     
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  41. ultradr

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    It will surely be a learning experience for the kid.
     
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  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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  43. veroniquem

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    Good point :)
     
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  44. xpaulinabearx

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    Wow Brands has a beautiful touch
     
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  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.
     
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  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.
     
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  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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  48. Beryl

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    Boris Becker is playing very well at his old age.
     
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  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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  50. JeMar

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    I can't stand Tomic's game.
     
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