"Tomic will be top 5 within 2 years" - Brad Gilbert

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  1. Seany

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    I haven't seen much of this kid, but is he that good? Or is Gilbert talking rubbish.
     
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  2. Xemi666

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    He's one of the hyped up prospects, probably Gillbert is just jumping on the bandwagon. I don't think he's that impressive, I think Berankis will go further.
     
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  3. dandelion_smiley

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    Berankis could be really something
     
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  4. bezs

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    Let's see Gilbert put his money where his mouth is first
     
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    Ajde Tomić!!!
     
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  6. vive le beau jeu !

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    once again, let's hope gilbert will be proved wrong.
     
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  7. kOaMaster

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    within two years?
    he'd need to gather ~5000 points in 2012. even if he would be REALLY good, I can't see it happening.

    he is 19 and is barely in the top200 (?).
    couldn't tell any player that made his way to the top5 that fast at the age of 18.

    it even took nadal 2.5 years to get to the top5 from the first time he was in the best 200.
     
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  8. Li Ching Yuen

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    Maybe 2 years is a bit soon for Top5 but yeah he'll get there.

    He murders retarded ballbashers which the tour is full of right now.

    He can develop some weapons in his serve and forehand as well, and also the movement will get much better.
     
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    Lol. BG should lay of the predictions. Didnt he learn about Sam Querrey's epic fitness yesterday?
     
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  10. AndyArodRoddick

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    Berankis is too short to be elite player. He cant get much more dangerous than he is right now because of his hight IMO.

    Tomic=Berankis=Dimitrov. They are both equal talents to me.
     
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    Your signature is priceless.
     
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  12. Bud

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    I chuckled when he stated that. We shall see :)
     
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    But will he take advantage of that epic match?
     
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    I really hate him.
     
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  15. Legend of Borg

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    Dimitrov and Berankis have more potential.

    BG is just getting on the bandwagon.

    I hoped after that botched Querrey prediction he would say something worthwhile.

    Same old tricks from the ESPN clown trio.
     
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  16. NadalAgassi

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    Tomic, Dimitrov, and Berankis all have potential. Hopefully one of them will amount to something since the ATP tour badly needs a real up and comer.

    Hopefully Cilic will still make something more of himself, and Del Potro can come back strong too.

    There is a major dearth of young talent in the ATP. The fact anyone even still cares about or talks about Donald Young says it all.
     
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  17. slice bh compliment

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    Guga, why do you hate him?

    Is it the unnecessary Guga-esque headband?
    The preposterous sleeveless?
    The tire tracks running down his shirt?
    The cheesy racquet?
    The expression?
     
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  18. Gustavo Kuerten

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    Mainly his face, headband and the fact he is wearing a sleaveless shirt while being a skinny punk.
     
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  19. nadal_slam_king

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    I hope we get to play him in the 3rd round, his backhand slice is very entertaining.
     
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  20. Lsmkenpo

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    No chance, to be a top 5 player he would be required to play many prime time night matches, by his own admission he is too young to play past 11pm.
     
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  21. monique s

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    Brad Gilbert...what does he know ? For how many years now, has he been saying that Murray will win a Major ? BG jinxs players, his predictions are so stupid. He is a loud mouth who thinks because he coached players, he knows everything.
     
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    Yeah some people just have that kind of face that makes you want to slap/punch it.

    Tomic happens to be one of those people.:twisted:
     
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  23. meg0529

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    I don't think so, but I really really hope not.
     
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  24. kOaMaster

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    ahw you're being mean! :twisted::)
     
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  25. Legend of Borg

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    If he's the future of tennis, then perhaps I've watched enough already and it's time to let go of the sport.

    A scary thought.
     
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    I agree LOB. He makes me want to sell all of my equipment and take up golf.

    What a lazy lame game he plays (Tomic). He makes Murray seem like Paul Annacone back in the day.
     
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    Gilbert loves to himself on the court or any form that is equvilant!
     
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  28. SoCal10s

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    sounds like a D.Young hype ,but from down under ...
     
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  29. pjonesy

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    They could all take a gander at Oudin, to learn how to compete. Of course, she has been playing like crap for the last year. Maybe she isn't a good example after all.

    I think Cilic is in good shape. He could very well maximize his potential in the next 2 or 3 years. Del Potro is fine as well. Nothing but upside for him. Hell, he's already got a US Open title by taking out Federer. If he takes out Nadal in a final, he would be a god before he is 25.

    Wow. Donald Young.
     
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  30. TheOneHander

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    Delete post.
     
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  31. bolo

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    Not very likely.
     
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  32. jkang909

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    i think tomic will be extremely successful when he is in the mid 20s... he may not be the most powerful guy, but is consistency and accuracy is better than his age. once his size builds up, and gains a few more pounds, hell be similar to djokovic or murray (depending on how he wants to play)

    while on the other hand, we have ryan harrison. i think hell be just as successful as tomic because he plays like his life is on the line. hes a powerful, strong and tall serve and volleyer who has potential of becoming one of the best in the future
     
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  33. lonux

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    No way! Top 5? Lol! Berankis, Cilic, Dimitrov are all better players than him and even then they wouldn't reach the top 5.
     
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  34. Proset

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    Maybe top 50. Top 5 is highly unlikely.
     
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  35. eleventeenth street

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    tomic seems to have a really bad attitude, and apparently his dad is a bit of a madman. from what i remember of his match with cilic last year, he kinda plays like murray, except without the speed, or the hands. really ugly service motion as well. has he fixed that?
     
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  36. meg0529

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    LOLLL


    10 agrees.
     
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  37. meg0529

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    Noo being mean would me saying that I hope he loses to Feli so I won't be forced to watch him play Rafa! Fortunately, I'm hoping for that too. :D :twisted:
     
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    ha ha love it :) Mainly his face... LOL and i think i agree
     
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  39. Cesc Fabregas

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    He's a nothing player, a pusher, counterpuncher, junkballer etc but is not very quick. He has too develop some weapons or he'll be lucky to get top 50.
     
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    Well Del Potro was pretty mediocre before he made his breakthrough summer of 2008. But DelPo also developed his game quite much, notably his serve, during that time. It's not impossible, there's certainly not a lot of young players coming up, if Tomic can get his head together who knows.
     
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  41. icazares

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    hahaha. Top 5??? 3 of those spots are already reservated (Nadal, Murray and Djoko). If DelPo gets back to his champion form that takes care of the fourth spot. So in a way he's saying that Tomic will beat the rest, without any proof that he can accomplish something of that nature.
     
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  42. chrischris

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    Id say he knows quite a bit. He does like to talk though.
     
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  43. SuperDuy

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    I think gilbert is good announcer, dont mind any o'em espn people now that Cowrillo is gone.
     
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  44. Legend of Borg

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    Oh no.

    Let him win against Feli so we can see Rafa have his way.

    I'm going to relish that potential match.

    I just hope Tomic can get there first.
     
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  45. meg0529

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    Article from 2 years ago

    http://www.zimbio.com/Bernard+Tomic/articles/6/Bernard+Tomic+choose+London+over+Australia

    Looks like moving didn't work out too well :(

    :twisted:
     
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    So if none of these top guys from this "born in the early 90s" age group have enough talent to reach the top 5, then will there even be a top 5 during the late 2010s and early 2020s? Or are the current top players still going to dominate?
     
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  47. AM95

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    no way in hell. lucky to be in top 20. hes ranked barely in the top 200 right now.
     
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    If he had an Uncle Toni he might go somewhere, but he only has an Uncle Fester.
     
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  49. HackersRUs

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    hmm, I have to say I never imagined my first post on this forum would be in defense of Bernard bloody Tomic, but I have a couple of thoughts...

    Firstly, whoever above called him a 'junkballer and a pusher etc etc' seems to me to be missing the point. tomic varies his pace. Ok, I'll say that again, 'cos I realise this is a largely alien concept here in ******* land, Tomic varies his pace
    Which brings me to my second thought, widdle Bernie is different, very different. He simply doesn't play like the rest of the tour, and it remains to be seen if this turns out to be a good or a bad thing.

    Doesn't mean I like the whiny little twat, but still...

    Also, as someone pointed out, he's barely turned 19...
     
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  50. HackersRUs

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    hmm, actually, he only just turned 18, making him ranked (I think, and correct me If I'm wrong) the number 2 ranked 18 year old on the tour behind Dimitrov.
     
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