Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by vil, Dec 6, 2012.
You'd think with such great role models like Stosur and Hewitt, he'd realize the hard work it takes to make it.
oh boy, this kid is something. he'll be the best player ever one day. I don't know If I should laugh or cry right now. this spoiled brat who is driving expensive cars, serving like a girl and having bigger ego than the planet Jupiter ... never even won a 250 event, just wow. :shock:
The boys know a good joke when they hear one.
Good to see Tomic out on bail again ahead of the home slam.
Sorry this meme is played out.
I needs to drop his father as his coach.
He also needs to join the big brothers and big sisters program, needs a good role model.
Very appropriate this time however.
I'll second that.
So apt... what a deluded tool.
Can Hewitt coach Tomic?
What's Nadal got to laugh about?
Probably just took a look at his trophy cabinet.
How's he gonna manage that? It's up the stairs in his place.
I doubt he'd want to.
Spoilt Gen Y brat with a bad upbringing
He wont change
He'll use the elevator or have them brought to him one by one - sure that'll take a long time but it'll be fun all the same.
That would be something worth seeing - would last a minute or two.
I don't think there's compatibility between them two. They work on completely different wave lengths.
I hope Hewitt is drawn to play Tomic in the AO then teaches him a lesson in front of the Aussie public by thrashing him 6-2, 6-1, 6-0.
Then maybe Tomug will grow up and put in the hard yards required to fulfil his potential.
that would be fun !
the first part, i mean...... the second one isn't necessary.
Ha Ha i wanna tune in and see it happen..
After reading the article, i'm not sure whether I should laugh or feel offended. I hope he wasn't serious when he said he thinks he can be the greatest tennis player to ever live? Nothing in his game, nor his attitude indicate that he will ever lift even a MS-1000 trophy in his lifetime. He's got no serve, no big shots, and a **** poor attitude. That tank job against Roddick at the US Open proved he also has no pride. I wonder how he can look at the mirror and be happy with himself after that.
I'm an amateur playing tennis for fun and I never, ever tanked a game even when I knew I wouldn't win because at the end of the day, I still have my pride and will never give up, no matter what.
The fact that the Australian team doesn't even want him is a proof that he's overrated. When even your own people don't want you playing for them, it should be a wake up call. When you think about it, it would be pretty embarassing to have Tomic on the team and see him tank his matches.
If ever I watch a Tomic match, it's either because I want to watch his opponent humuliate him, or I can't sleep
I'm really not one for putting the boot into daft laddies who've yet to mature, but young Bernie seems to be in serious danger of turning into a complete bawbag.
An extremely deluded motivational tool that will do nothing but put pressure on him, from himself and from the media. Federer, Sampras, and other all time greats never set out to be the best ever before even having won anything of significance, I can guarantee you that.
Tomic = G.O.A.T.
Can't argue with that.
LOL i started cracking up like fed and nads when i read that
Either that, or another upstart like Janowicz or Goffin beating him 6-2 6-1-6-0
That incident that happened in 2009 wouldn't make things easier.
Oh yeah, nearly forgot about that one
Bernie has a bad driving record so I understand why they would suspend his license, but would any regular aussie person have their license revoked if they were driving 78 km/h in a 60 km/h zone? It does not seem like that great of a driving offense to me to be honest. Here in the US, I frequently catch myself driving 60-65 mph when the speed limit is 55 mph. Most cops won't stop you if you are going 5-10 mph over the speed limit unless you are driving on a road near a school, construction area,etc. If you go 20 mph+ over the speed limit, then you risk getting your license revoked.
Time to hire a driver and just enjoy in the back of the limo.
I've gotten three suspensions here in the states in five years of driving. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's not something I'm ashamed of either or is that meaningful to me. I've accumulated five 10-15 mph tickets, and never gotten out of one either. They're out to get you for the most part, so it's not like there's any wrongdoing IMO. It's mostly entrapment. I'm still driving so whatever...
Hate this cocky little brat.
Has no respect for laws and thinks he's untouchable.
What I don't understand is, I got a fine for driving 5k's over the limit on that ridiculous Western Ring road. It was $175 + 2 demerit points for being 5k's over. This guy was 18k's over and the fine is only $45 more and 1 more demerit point.
If anything he got off easy the punk. I can't wait until Nike end their business with him and he can go back to driving Toyota Camry because he won't be winning enough matches to afford anything else.
Federer changed ... well, somewhat.
I just thought I would mention that Tomic put Australia through into yet another world group playoff in Uzbekistan.
Nobody in Australia has mentioned it on the news or anything, though, wouldn't want to give the kid any positive publicity or anything.
No doubt it would have been the lead story if he had lost..
Hell, it was the lead story against Germany last year when he was the only one that won a singles rubber and they STILL rubbished him when all Hewitt had to do was beat the guy Tomic had already beaten easily..
journalists... (and Australians in general, really)
Good job Bernard!
Nice post, Timbo.
Rafter should lay off the attacks on Tomic for a while. He is 10-2 in DC matches.
Tomic can be a future #1 if he matures and dedicates himself to being a champion, instead of just a really good tennis player, content with a very good income.
In Rafter's defence, he said some really nice things about Tomic's efforts over the weekend :
Now if he can show commitment and care throughout the rest of the season instead of picking and choosing then it would help him a lot.
I agree that he is an easy target for criticism in DC when he won the matches he was supposed to while Hewitt came up short against Wawrinka in 11, Stebe in 12, yet nothing was said of that by Rafter or the press.
I was nearly useless in my early 20s. Tough to motivate kids like this. Hopefully, things will work out for the kid. He's one of the more enjoyable players to watch right now (when his head is right). I'd like to see him contesting for titles against the best soon.
I think a lot of the trouble with Tomic is the environment he's been brought up in. Fast cars, partying, big mansions have previously taken priority over working hard to be the best he can be. Theres only so much that can be attributed to himself at his age. I think they way he has been brought up by his father has been majorly detrimental. The way he carried on when Tomic tried to get away from the cops is a good example of this.
Damir Dokic, John Tomic - same branding. They are headcases.
Yeah, and unfortunetly the Davis Cup got barely a mention over here at all in the newspapers. It wasn't even on tv. The only way of following the scores was through twitter. If Tomic got smashed, walked out of the stadium and punched Pat Rafter in the face you wouldnt have heard about it. The media is just hellbent of squeezing every drop of blood out of a stone during football season - everything else is completly forgetten. The only time tennis is mentioned is during the Aussie Open and maybe an article or two for Wimbledon. Such a rag is the Australian media that the installation of a water fountain that delivers sparkling water gets precedence over the North Korea crisis. I kid you not.
No chance. Guys like him never have the consistency in results to top the game. He would need to change so much of his game so as to basically make him a different player in order to be the top player.
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