Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice
...His movement is not that impressive. Worst athlete ever? Definitely, absolutely not. But unlike Murray and Djokovic, he doesn't have the footspeed to make up for it. He doesn't have the explosiveness of Nadal to make up for it. He doesn't have the efficiency of Federer to make up for it. He doesn't have the technical prowess of Ferrer or Kohlschreiber to make up for it. That said, Tsonga, Berdych, Delpo, Gasquet, these aren't exactly great movers. They don't need to be since they can demolish the ball, and in the case of Gasquet, can create absurd angles. Let's give Tomic to 22, no questions/comments made and then we'll see what his potential really is. Too many players these days being lauded as replacements of their great countrymen. Until proven, I prefer to say that results speak louder than words.