Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by vil, Dec 6, 2012.
They just played doubles in Miami together -- but lost in straights sets to Melo/Dodig )
He's still very young and the talent base is there, he can grow into becoming a great champion. Of course, he may not too. But I see the potential there for him to be something special. IMHO
For what it is worth : pretty well every coach that either had Bernard in squad or individual work has attested to his high skill level.
Talent will only get you say far, look at how hard Djokovic, Murray, Federer & even Nadal have worked. I say even Nadal because he had an amazing transition from juniors to ATP top 20.
We can argue what making it means but Tomic is around there, whether he breaks through top 20 or even top 10 will be up to him.
Staying there is even harder.
News from a couple of tennis reporters on twitter...
So is Bernie accountable for the actions of his dad?
No, he's not and I do hope Tomic escapes whatever is going on in that relationship. If the incident played as has been reported, his father will probably be banned, as others before him.
W.P good....Bernard needs a new coach, a new attitude...this guy thinks he's rebellious Agassi though without the slams or a top ten placing before 20....someone will straighten him out...like a Brad Gilbert
it has the potential to be the best thing that ever happened for Tomic.
and the worst..
it's a miracle he even won 5 games against Stepanek in the circumstances, though
Tomic is just another good player without a head on his shoulders. He'll go the way of Monfils soon enough. There have been lots of guys come and go who think and act exactly like he is.
"... best ever to play the game." Jeez.
There's only one guy without a major who is allowed to even utter that sentence. Marcelo Rios. For those of us who watched him... we know that he's probably the only guy who could have potentially lived up to that statement.
That sounds pretty bad. In New Zealand we get a few articles for each grand slam and sizeable articles on the two tournaments.
Congratulations Bernard Tomic
for making it into the Top 20 in the world!!!
And the only real points he is defending for the rest of the year are the Stockholm points he got from his run to the SF last year. Lost early at Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Shanghai and didn't even make the main draw of Paris.
Tomic's played many tournaments this year. He's only playing 4 or 5 for the remainder of the year.
Tokyo 5-11 October. ATP500
Shanghai. 12-18 October. Masters1000
Stockholm. 19-25 October. ATP250 (I think he should skip this but he was the semi finalist last year)
Valencia. 26 October- 1 November. ATP500.
And he'll most likely play the Paris Masters1000. November 2.
If he can get into the top 16 before the end of the year then he should be secured a top 16 seeding at the Australian Open which would see him not face a top 8 player til the 4R. It also could see him be the second seed at his favourite tournament the Apia International in Sydney where he won his first title and was a runner up the following year.
It's getting to the point where his ranking is now higher than his actual level and ability.
Topic a top 30 - 35 player? Ok.
Topic a top 20 and soon to be higher? No way.
what does he mean by Best EVer ???????? he couldn't even beat Murray in davis cup
Partied hard, got arrested several times, got kicked out of Davis Cup team, was told he had reached rock bottom,.......
....and then beat Hewitt in a Grand Slam and became World number 20!
This guy is so relaxed and cool.
It's mind boggling that the serious and fierce Ryan Harrison and Donad Young are not doing better ranking wise.
Thinking outside of the box does work wonder.
Just relax, dudes.
He's likely to be top 10 in the next couple of years. This really is the weak era in terms of depth. The complete absence of talented players aged 21-26 has hollowed out the field.
And why should that be any cause for shame?
Because, as we know, everyone beats Murray.
Oh yeah, I forgot. Silly me!
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