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

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  1. Cesc Fabregas

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    Remember guys when you're watching the Nadal v Tomic match that Nadal doesn't like Tomic's game style. :)
     
  2. meg0529

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    But what does confidence have anything to do with actually taking set or two off of Rafa? Like I said, it's good that he's confident, he's going in with the right attitude, but it doesn't mean that it will translate to him taking the match to four or five sets.
     
  3. HackersRUs

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    Thing is, Rod Laver might as well be clay, to all intents and purposes. It.Really.Is.That.Slow.

    Which is fine, of course, and in no way a 'bad thing', but it sure helps if your names Rafael!

    As for Tomic, nah, not this year, but I think I'm turning into a TomicTard all the same...
     
  4. Bryan Swartz

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    When did Roddick say he doesn't believe he can win against Federer?

    Before the 09 Wimby final:

    Q: If you play your best tennis, is that enough to beat Federer?

    A(Roddick): Yeah, I think so.
     
  5. YodaKnowsBest

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    I hate Tomic and I'm proud of it.
     
  6. Sentinel

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    I am actually afraid Rafa might fall asleep playing Tomitch. :)

    ^^ Nice impersonation, Yoda. Nice to see you back.
     
  7. origmarm

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    Tomic =
    @Best 'Monfils'
    @Probably 'Gasquet'
    @Not unlikely 'D Young'
     
  8. Xemi666

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    Damn, only 3rd round and the haters are already crying? They must be really worried about the possibility of a Rafa Slam :twisted:
     
  9. Sentinel

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    Looks like Sam Stosur has lost weight, eh ?
     
  10. TheNatural

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    Does anyone else think that Tomic's slap forehand technique means his forehand will always be a vulnerability. Everything else has scope for improvement. Then again if he grows a few more inches and develops a huge serve maybe he can get away with the slap forehand a bit.
     
  11. Gustavo Kuerten

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    Feels good to know I have a new Aussie to hate when Hewitt retires.
     
  12. The-Champ

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    ^^ The whole Croatia will be supporting him.
     
  13. slice bh compliment

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    Question for you experts:

    Were those glasses a gift from Lleyton Hewitt's mother?
    Or has Nike enlisted Bernie to help with the lucrative Aussie [bogan/ocker/hick/WT/bridge and tunnel] demographic?
     
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  14. YodaKnowsBest

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    Who does he think he is some kind of gangsta? Put something normal you're already embarrassing enough. I think another opponent will retire to prevent triple bagel.
     
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  15. rabidranger

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    Man, BG has to see a lot of his own game in Tomic.
     
  16. TJfederer16

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    hmm heard he's a bit a tw@t according to the paper, don't like the look of him, looks like an arogant ponse to me, hope rafa destroys him and puts him in place.
     
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  17. patty_mnouchkine

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    your quips are priceless
     
  18. vandre

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    ROFLMAO!!! well done!

    but with all of this speculation and "ego stroking", i can't imagine how this young man could be a self-absorbed brat (if rumors are true).

    if he is a self-absorbed brat, some of the blame has to be placed on bg and the other ppl who've been pumping this stuff into his ears over the years.
     
  19. volleynets

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    :confused::confused::confused: so you think you share Nadal's mind???:shock:
     
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    LOL this phrase is the best! At least Lyelton isn't bad as this guy!
     
  21. World Beater

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    Tomic hasnt filled out physically yet. let him grow into his body and he will be hitting a bigger ball very soon.

    i remember watching murray around the same age, and he was very similar. Murray was of course a better mover and ultimately that will be the biggest question for tomic. He is a tall boy...
     
  22. Tanya

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    Weren't people saying similar things about Gulbis a few years ago?

    Yeah...
     
  23. nereis

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    I actually enjoy watching Tomic play. You never really know what he's going to do next unlike mr. high topspin to the backhand. He's a player in the mold of McEnroe which is what I would like the next generation to be more like. Less ball bashing more cerebral play.
     
  24. Azzurri

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    Tomic and Mac couldn't be any more different. I kinda get what you mean, both have the high tennis IQ (we'll see if Tomic has it), but their respective games are so different that they "use" that high IQ very differently. mac was ALL about pressure and forcing his game. Tomic is nothing like this..their game, attitude and talent are just too different to say they are in the same "mold"...ok, maybe Tomic is smart like Mac (this is questionable), but brains are not meaning same mold.
     
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    You should re-read what people said about Gasquet.
     
  26. rovex

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    Guess what? wilander just said the same thing now.
     
  27. Sid_Vicious

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    As the Wilander custom dictates, did he also trash on Federer as he mentioned this?
     
  28. TheTruth

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    He's got an interesting game, but it isn't so good that people won't get onto his style right away. I'd be surprised if he made a big splash on the tour.
     
  29. TheTruth

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    That's very true. I remember that. Never gets any press on this board, though.
     
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  32. TheTruth

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    Nobody is as bad as Cahill with that Raffer thing. He can just listen to the fans yelling out his name. There's no excuse for not getting players' names right after an extended time on tour.
     
  33. jamesblakefan#1

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    Funny since Roddick never said that, ever. :roll:
     
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    Roddick never said that. It's that idiot ksbh talking out of his arse as usual.
     
  35. spacediver

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    watched the first set of tomic vs nadal last night. Was the first time I've seen him play, and I must say I was impressed. Not your typical ball basher - has potential for some scary good touch. Body language seemed to indicate a sense of humility and good mental fortitude.
     
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    The Tomic-bomb impressed me. Nice serve, great angles on strokes, interesting tactical choices.
     
  37. Bad_Knee

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    Good one Brad
     
  38. Polaris

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    Gilbert is always talking rubbish, and even a broken clock is correct twice a day. But you give a person a mike, and that is what most commentators would do. Fill up air time with dramatic statements usually devoid of any insight.

    [Just realized that this is a 2011 thread. Oh well. :)]

    That said, I hope Tomic makes his mark this year. He is obviously very talented, so it may come down to physical fitness and his mental game.
     
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    Epic bump is epic.
     
  41. Warmaster

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    #43 - close enough!
     
  42. rainingaces

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    Looking back over this thread, this made me smile.
     
  43. RogerRacket111

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    Gilbert trying to suck up to get a coaching job like he did with Andy Murray :)
     
  44. nadal_GOAT_king

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    Sense of humility. Right.. bucketloads of it :lol:
     
  45. nadal_GOAT_king

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    Well, this came from someone who was outcoached by Mirka :lol:
     
  46. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    right...

    The kid won't beat Fed (well, I don't think he will, who knows?), but some of these comments are hilarious, talk about clueless!
     
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    Brad Gilbert knows.
     
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    Sorry, can't see Tomic being ranked higher than the Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Ferrer, Berdych (replace it with Nadal if he comes back) quintet anytime in the nearest future.
     
  50. smoledman

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    ToMUG to go no higher then 15.
     

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