Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by NbladeTopspin, Jan 6, 2007.
does anyone have video of bernard tomic playing??
I want to see too. Plus, I want to know what kind are the 4 tournaments he won. Initially I was impressed, thinking that at 13 he won 4 futures/satellite events (against ATP pros), but then I couldn't find them on the futures/satellites schedule.
no he won ITF tourneys, U18 ones. Whether or not they are ATP, that is still amazing. But i too want to see videos of him playing
Young star just the Tomic
By Leo Schlink
December 25, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S tennis woes were lightened considerably yesterday when Queensland prodigy Bernard Tomic added even more lustre to a brilliant junior career with a second Orange Bowl victory.
The Gold Coast baseliner claimed the under-14 boy's crown with a dogged 4-6 6-3 7-5 win over Venezuelan David Souto at Key Biscayne in Florida.
Already a runaway world No.1 in his age group, Tomic is Australia's best male prospect since the emergence of Lleyton Hewitt eight years ago. Born in Germany, Tomic won the under-12 Orange Bowl title in 2004.
The Orange Bowl, which has been won by a raft of subsequent grand slam champions over the years, is regarded as the toughest junior tournament in the world.
Signed for a reputed $100,000 by International Management Group mid-year, Tomic last season strung together four successive victories in 18-and-under competition.
A star project for Tennis Australia, Tomic has spent time recently training in Florida where his backcourt game has won rave reviews from experienced coaches.
The right hander was introduced to tennis by his father John, who bought his son a racquet for 50 cents at a garage sale.
Tomic, 14, is now sponsored by several leading companies.
Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini are all Orange Bowl graduates.
Tomic is one of the few foreigners in the 44-year history of the tennis championships to win the event twice.
Noted for his on-court intelligence, Tomic last year outlined the dynamics of his perfect player: the serve of Goran Ivanisevic, the mind of Pete Sampras, the heart of Hewitt and the groundstrokes of Federer.
Tomic, who has already represented Australia in junior Davis Cup and wants to become the youngest player to play for his nation at senior level, returns home this week.
He will have a short rest before preparing for the Australian junior summer circuit.
Tomic will target the Optus Nottinghill International and the Australian Open Junior Championships.
YOU SEE THAT. HE"s GOING TO PLAY a TOURNAMENT AT MY CLUB:-D (Optus Nottinghill International). Damn.. he is real good. Sharapova came runner up as a 14 year old in that tournament. There have been many many awwsome players who have played that tournament- Sharapova, Roddick, Phillipousis... Tonnes more.
I too would be interested in video, but don't think there are any on Youtube.
hope too see any but i dont think there are any
If I am not doing a shift for Ballkids at the Aussie open I might pop down to see if I can get some action of him on video. Even if I can't tape him I'll see if I can watch him play..
You play at Nottinghill? Did you play/see the 16s Frankston there?
Woo.. we got ourselves the next Roger Federer.
Nah I didn't see the Frankstone tourny. I was going to enter but I couldn't. My friend got trashed so :-D. Yeah I play at Nottinghill.
I dislike the nothinghill courts. The surface is so bad for your knees and ankles. Every season someone badly rolls there ankles on the surface. Everyone complains about playing night tennis up on that cold windy hill. Shocker courts, nice club house.
nah, he's a 2 hander. lol
Yeah, he sounds really impressive. TENNIS had an article and a picture of him posing in front of a mass of trophies.
I'm wondering if he'll pull a Donald Young though...?
The courts aren't that bad I like them. I'm not really aware that people roll their ankle or its is bad on the knees.
Does that mean he wants to be the youngest to play ATP? ATP is the next level after ITF, right? For a second I was thinking that "he wants to be the youngest player to play" seniors' tour.
that would be amazing if he won an atp at like 15
Amazing, and not entirely impossible, IMO.
You play at Nottinghill? Did you play/see the 16s Frankston there?
I live in Frankston. Hee. <_< *Random.*
i know there was a video posted a while ago on the boards
At the Maccabi Challenger.
I'll have video of tomics oz open 09 wildcard campaign in a day or two.
Wish i'd recorded him when he was a short 12yr playing in the 16's clay nationals at dendy oh so many years ago..
AO Wildcard 2009 QF
Bernard Tomic vs Greg Jones 2nd set
hes move very awkwardly and gingerly
Watching Tomic is interesting he is not very athletic i will give all a critique of him and why I think he will be all that he is and his rise to the top will not happen if i was to bet on it. In any sport one of the key elements of the body is to bend your knees and in tennis its a mandatory go watch this video and watch at (seconds) 48 ,51 , 1:18 , 2:52 , 319, 3:45 , 401 and at 3:45 hes hitting and approach shot and his right knee on all these is completely straight .
If anyone is interested Tomic will be playing the final of the Aus Open wildcard playoff in about 45 mins and you can watch a feed at this link
he's been having some solid results so far, beaten a couple of guys ranked around 200 and is so far undefeated. he will be playing Nick Lindahl who is ranked around 250
hey which one do punch on to get the live stream?
Maybe just go to tennis.com.au and there should be a link somewhere there that says live streaming of AO play off. You just need to enter an email address to bring up the streaming
right now is the womens final with Tomic vs Lindahl playing next match
So Tomic just lost in 5 sets in the mens wildcard playoff. He held match points in the fourth and lead 5-2 in the fourth at one stage so had plenty of opportunities to win this one
^^^ Does this mean Lindahl will be at AusOpen 2010? Does Tomic still have a chance through qualifying?
FWIW, I think Tomic needs a better serve.
^^ yeah Lindahl is guaranteed one of the wildcards into the main draw, with the rest of the wild cards to be announced. After Tomic's result in the playoff and his USopen win I would be really surprised if they didn't give Tomic one of the other wild cards
From abc.net.au, "Bernard Tomic has continued his near-perfect preparation for the Australian Open by completing a hat-trick of wins in the World Tennis Challenge.
Tomic blitzed Frenchman Gilles Simon early then battled through to claim another top 20 scalp on closing night, 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 10-6.
"It's been a fun three days and I'm really grateful I got the opportunity to play here... I've learned something going into the Open," Tomic said post-match.
Following wins over Robby Ginepri and Radek Stepanek, Tomic made it three from three by racing out of the blocks to defeat a proppy-looking Simon, the world number 15, in little more than an hour."
He just beat Djokovic who said the kid has major game. Thats a great run vs top 20 players, exhibitions or not.
Djokovic was doing things he wouldn't have gone close to doing in a serious match. 6/0 6/0 6/0 to Djokovic if they were to meet at AO
We get it was an exhibition. But he also did well vs 3 other top 20 guys recently. Give credit where its due. And yes I would think a 17 year old boy would lose heavily if he played one of the top 10 players in the world for real.
Tomic at AO 2010
You can watch very impressive first round performance of Tomic on www.ESPN360 com. Click on Margaret Court Arena (replay). Interesting what the best minds here have to say. He is at the Santoro level but may reach Murray game eventually. And he was moving quite well.
Tomic lost to Cilic 6-4 in the 5th (2nd round). Tomic was up 2 sets to 1.
What a great showing and this kid Tomic deserves huge props. And this was the kid Mr Baughman said had flaws and would not make it at the next level. I think people on here who have 0 experience should keep there opinions to themselvs especially Mr Baughman who shoots his mouth off all the time about these kids and he has never even played the game. He keeps trying to get attention on how great of strokes his kid has and yet he has not got a clue on what it takes to be an successful Pro on the tour. Read his comments previously and you will see why I am stating nothing buts facts here. He claims Tomic in one of his videos is not bending his knees and this will be one of the reasons why he can not make it on the tour. Oh, and that Tomic is non athletic. Watch the Celic match please. Mr Baughman needs to just keep showing videos of his son and daughter who did not make it past her teen years,But please stay away from making comments on a sport he knows nothing about. Oh I forgot, he never played a sport. LOL.
Does Tomic think he is still playing Junior tourneys? He needs to grow up.
"The Australian 17-year-old pushed the big-serving 14th seed all the way in a gruelling five-setter which went almost four hours and ended about 2.10am on Thursday.
But Tomic said it was "ridiculous" a player of his age was forced into that timeslot and a day fixture might have enabled him to reverse the gallant 6-7(6-8) 6-3 4-6 6-2 6-4 defeat.
"To finish at this time, it's tough. You know, look, I have no excuses, but I think if I'd have played during the day, which I requested, it could have been all changed. I think I should have won," Tomic said."
^^^ totally agree!
Here's a video clip of his post-match interview:
Have you ever seen the Baughman kid play at 6'1 13 yrs. old and do YOU shoot your mouth off about him?
By the way i was right the Tomic kid hired one of the best footwork specialist out of IMG a few months back like i said he needed (footwork) so I was Right! and hes getting results but lets keep watching!
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